Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Social Science Librarian, Princeton University Library

Requisition #1000395
1 year term position with the possibility of extension

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central facility and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

Available: Immediately

Description: The Princeton University Library seeks to fill a one-year term position of Social Science Librarian. This individual will work both independently and collaboratively with other social science librarians in the provision of research consultation services, library instruction sessions, and collection development activities. This position will have special responsibility for providing library services and collections to students and faculty engaged in political science and public policy research.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science, or graduate degree in a social science; prior experience working in an academic, research, or special library; demonstrated teaching experience; demonstrated understanding of collection development practices in academic libraries; proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment; exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Preferred: degree or substantial coursework in political science or related field.
Term and Appointment: Funding for a one-year term currently available; longer term possible based on obtaining additional funding as well as mutual agreement of the parties. The successful candidate will be appointed to a professional specialist rank depending upon qualifications and experience for an initial term of one year with the option for annual renewal and will be a member of the Research & Instructional Services Department in Firestone Library

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Two (2) vacation days per month, designated paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF or Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin on July 11, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. For information about applying to Princeton, please link to