Available January 1, 2020


Science Librarian, full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit. Position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision, 24 days of vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS).


  • Provide specialized research and reference assistance, individual and group instruction, and outreach services for students and faculty in the life, computer, and physical sciences. Additional liaison responsibilities may include other STEM-related disciplines.
  • Develop and manage the print and electronic library collections and serve as subject specialist supporting these disciplines.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty in assigned academic departments, and support/expand use of library resources to support student learning.
  • Provide face-to-face and online general reference in a team environment at a central service point.
  • Serve as an active member on library working groups to enhance library operations and services, contribute to new technological initiatives, and support the library’s continuing evolution into a dynamic and responsive organization.
  • As a tenure-track faculty member, participate in professional organizations, serve in library and university governance, and conduct appropriate research/creative activities.



  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • A second master’s degree or evidence of the completion of a second master’s degree within the first year of employment.
  • Subject expertise in the sciences demonstrated through substantive coursework or relevant experience.
  • Strong public service commitment and ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to use technology creatively to meet current and future library challenges.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.


  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Instruction and reference experience, especially in an academic library.
  • Second master’s degree in a STEM-related discipline that is taught within NEIU’s College of Arts and Sciences.


Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls more than 8,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. 

The Ronald Williams Library is located on the west side of the Main Campus. The main library is comprised of approximately 140,000 square feet and contains approximately 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, approximately 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, maps, documents, and DVDs are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to over 150 databases that provide access to the full text of approximately 73,000 journals. The building provides seating for more than 600 users, 43 public computer workstations and numerous study areas. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).


Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to LibSearch@neiu.edu. Subject line should read “Science Librarian application.” Paper applications will not be accepted. Review begins Nov. 15, 2019. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Dec. 1, 2019, can be assured full consideration.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.