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Research and Teaching Librarian, University of New England, Biddeform, ME

Job Description

The University of New England (UNE) Library Services is seeking a Research and Teaching Librarian to join our collaborative team and provide research support, library instruction, collection development, and subject expertise to the UNE community with emphasis on undergraduate students and programs. This position will lead efforts to engage with undergraduates in a way that centers student voices and cultivates belonging; ensuring that the library is continuously and proactively listening to undergraduates and partnering with them to create welcoming, inclusive, student-focused spaces, collections, services, events, and policies. This position will lead efforts to build a program of excellent, equitable teaching and learning centered on undergraduate research, information literacy, and student learning outcomes. This role is a liaison to numerous undergraduate academic programs with a focus on the biological, physical, marine, and environmental sciences. 

This is a full-time, in-person role to begin on or after May 1, 2023. The position is based at the Jack S. Ketchum Library on our Biddeford Campus with primary emphasis on undergraduate students, but will work with graduate students on our Portland Campus and students in our online programs as well.


The successful candidate will have a Masters in Library and Information Science plus relevant experience or a comparable combination of education and experience, and will join a team of professionals who work collaboratively within a team-based organizational structure reporting to the Dean of Library Services.

Salary and Benefits

The person in this position is an active member of the Library team and UNE community, and works with other units and programs dedicated to student success. UNE offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, pet insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 160 hours of paid vacation, 12 paid holidays plus 2 floating holidays, paid sick leave, personal leave, tuition benefits, employee assistance program, 8% retirement match, and more. 

Covid-19 Policies

In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one. 

To Apply

Apply online using our career portal. Applicants will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis as they are submitted and the position will remain open until filled. 

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About UNE

The University of New England prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world and, in so doing, empowers them to improve the health of people, communities, and the planet. With roots dating back to 1831, UNE is the largest private university in Maine. One of the fastest growing private universities in the Northeast, UNE is the leading provider of healthcare professions and programs in the state of Maine including Maine’s only medical college, physician assistant program, and Northern New England’s only dental school. UNE has recognized strengths and national leadership in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, osteopathic medicine, allied health sciences, marine and environmental sciences, neurosciences, as well as a strong foundation in the liberal arts. At UNE, diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values, crucial to fulfilling our mission of promoting healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. We are dedicated to fostering a community in which all members feel a true sense of belonging and where their identities are affirmed and honored. UNE is located on two beautiful campuses in Maine — the coastal campus of Biddeford and the vibrant professional campus in Portland. Maine’s mix of natural beauty and lively arts, including an exceptional culinary scene, make the region an attractive place to live and work. 

EOE Statement

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.