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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Austin, Texas, USA History and Western European Studies Librarian I, II, or III

Dear IFLA list,

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries seeks an energetic and forward-thinking candidate for our newly restructured History and Western European Studies Liaison Librarian position.  Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate will be appointed as a Librarian I, Librarian II, or Librarian III. 

 It is an exciting time to be part of the UT Libraries (UTL).  UTL has recently undergone significant restructuring to enable new approaches in support of the information and scholarly needs of our campus, including prioritizing deep subject-based collaborations, innovative and transformative spaces and services in support of research and teaching, digital scholarship, and collections of distinction.  Anchored in rich collections and supported by robust service infrastructures, the History and Western European Studies Liaison Librarian will be well positioned to develop new and curate existing collections, and to initiate, collaborate on and/or facilitate transformations in higher education through significant partnerships with their user communities.  

The exceptional opportunities for studying History at the University of Texas are well established and nationally recognized.  Grounded in a dynamic faculty, a lively community of graduate students and researchers, and vibrant research institutes and initiatives, such as the Institute for Historical Studies, the university is a leading center for historical study and training at the highest levels.  Support for History is a collaborative effort, drawing upon both expertise and collections from across campus, for example: the Harry Ransom Center for Humanities Research, the Briscoe Center for American History, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, and UTL’s area studies liaisons and related National Resource Centers and Institutes The successful candidate in this position is the primary liaison between the History Department and the UT Libraries.  As such, s/he is responsible for general Historiography and the Histories of Science and Medicine.  Geographically, the successful candidate will also be responsible for the histories of Western Europe, the United States and Canada.  Learn more at:

The study of Western Europe at the University of Texas is anchored in both tradition and innovation.  Supported by locally and federally-funded research centers and institutes (the Harry Ransom Center for Humanities Research, the Center for European Studies, British Studies and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, to name but a few), UT promotes engagement with and investigation of Western Europe through the disciplines (language & literature, history, economics, business, anthropology, public policy, communications, radio/television/film, art & art history, law, architecture, geography & the environment, ethnomusicology, religious studies, sociology and political science), a host of faculty-led and affiliated study abroad programs, and increasingly, through a wide range of internships and work opportunities.  Learn more at

Salary and benefits:  $49,992 annually, or more, depending on qualifications and experience.  No state or local income tax.  Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Recruiting Schedule:  First review of applications is Monday, November 28, 2016


To view the full job postings and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search:

Librarian I, job posting #16-10-24-01-0088

Librarian II, job posting #16-10-24-01-0086

Librarian III, job posting #16-10-24-01-0084:


To view a listing of all current University of Texas Libraries employment opportunities, please see:


Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and please let me know if you have any questions.







Carla T. Darocy, MA, MSIS | Human Resources Representative| University of Texas Libraries | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-495-4377 |


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