University of Alberta

Associate University Librarian

University of Alberta Libraries

Competition No.  -    A101739687
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta seeks two creative, dynamic, and collaborative Associate University Librarians to join the leadership team guiding one of Canada’s largest and most active research library systems.

Associate University Librarians (AULs) at the University of Alberta have flexible portfolios that evolve along with organizational needs and strategies. Flexible portfolios also enable us to ensure that all areas of the organization receive necessary administrative support and guidance. With these two positions, we are looking to address needs in some of the following areas: space design, outreach, user engagement, assessment, information technology, and teaching and learning. This is neither a comprehensive nor exclusive list. Successful candidates will work with the entire strategic leadership team to craft balanced portfolios that best support the University’s aims. We seek broadly experienced individuals whose interests range across the spectrum of library work and initiatives. Associate University Librarians report to the Vice Provost and Chief Librarian.

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) actively engage in collaboration at all levels, from our campuses outward to the city, province, nation, and world. We maintain memberships in many organizations and take seriously the obligation to provide substantive service and intellectual engagement in our collaborative endeavours to ensure that these flourish and provide value to the library community and our users. Our AULs take leadership roles in this work.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, one with an incredible team of people dedicated to working with the university and community to achieve goals, solve problems, and create new opportunities. The Library values inclusivity, partnership, and collaboration as necessary and vital components of our shared success. We actively contribute to and help shape many initiatives that create research and scholarship and make them accessible, ensuring that access is available now and in ways that can be sustained for generations to come. UAL leverages its tremendous physical and digital collections, including rich special collections and archives, to provide learners of all levels, wherever they might be, the opportunity to grow and succeed. For more information about our people, activities, and resources, visit the University of Alberta Library website.

The successful candidates will be able to show evidence of significant engagement and experience in libraries, however, we are open to considering individuals who have followed various career paths that may not hew to a traditional management path. In our organization, important assets are creativity, vision, critical thinking, and a proven ability to lead and inspire others. Paramount is a strong commitment to supporting our goal to foster and sustain an inclusive and equitable workplace and culture.

This is a tenure-track appointment classified at the Librarian 3 level with a current salary range of $102,364 - $170,080. The minimum required qualification is an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or a recognized, accredited MLS/MLIS from one of these international institutions. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a comprehensive benefits program found at Faculty & Staff Benefits. When applying, please provide in PDF format a cover letter, a current CV, and contact details for three references. This position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin Friday, September 6, 2019.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

For further information, please contact Olenka Li at olenka.li@ualberta.ca.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.