Instruction and Research Librarian
Deadline for Applications is 08/29/2021

Code: 17423 Posted: 07/29/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, one of 13 four-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System, is a learning community grounded in student success, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus lies on 700 acres of woodland and prairie two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. UWP is the only state university in Wisconsin designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution, and approximately 30% of students are members of underrepresented minorities.

As the academic heart of the university, the award-winning Parkside library champions student success and community culture through a seamless provision of resources, technology, and instruction in a relaxed environment that supports diverse learning styles. Library staff members are creative, energetic, and devoted to improving students’ experiences with learning and research. The staff is team-oriented, supportive, and flexible.

Position Title: Instruction and Research Librarian

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Exempt

Reports To: The Instruction and Research Librarian will report to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

This position works in the newly renovated UW-Parkside Library with an award-winning staff of eight professionals, five supporting roles, and many student staff members.

Essential Job Functions

The Instruction and Research Librarian provides a variety of professional library services including research instruction, reference, online class support, and collection development. The position will focus on providing services to health and science students and faculty. It includes opportunities for professional development and service, and community and campus outreach.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines, particularly health and natural sciences and/or other campus units, providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services
  • Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with professional colleagues
  • Designs, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons
  • Provides general and specialized reference services
  • Serves on committees to advance librarianship or broader higher education goals at the campus, local, state, and/or national levels
  • Develops and curates collections related to liaison areas.


  • MLIS or MIS or related degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
  • Experience providing service to patrons in a library
  • Interest in working with students and instructors in health sciences, natural sciences, and related fields
  • Excellent communication and technology skills
  • Ability to work effectively in small groups or teams
  • Experience working with a diverse population


  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience preparing and delivering presentations, preparing online instruction, and providing reference services
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 29th 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 08/30/2021

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