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STEM Instruction Librarian

Job Number: 222785 

Organization: Reference Department

Job LocationOklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus


Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Salary Range: Up to $60,500 annually, based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Other Document (See Job Requirements for details) 
Job Description

OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual to serve as the STEM Instruction Librarian.  The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of scholarly information, best practices in library and technology pedagogy, and research methods across multiple science disciplines, and will join a diverse team of librarians and specialists serving the STEM fields and collaborating to promote scholarly communication, open educational resources, emerging technologies, research data management, digital scholarship and geospatial information systems supporting the learning and research needs of science departments. The STEM Instruction Librarian will engage faculty and instructors to integrate and scaffold information, digital and data literacy concepts and skills into the departments’ curricula and coordinate with colleagues to create teaching/learning opportunities to meet evolving educational needs.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents in pdf format:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of 3 Professional References

Hire will be contingent on submission of academic transcripts.

Job Requirements

Required Education: Master's degree in any subject area AND

  • 12 months of related academic experience.


  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds in a respectful, equitable and inclusive way.
  • Experience solving problems flexibly, creatively, and with a strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and innovate. 
  • Experience utilizing strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead or coordinate multiple projects, working with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

Certifications: None

Advertised Physical Requirements: Ability to lift, bend, stoop, and carry; ability to engage in repetitive motions; standard office environment; frequent exposure to interruptions; requires contact with other departments and university officials.

Department Preferences:

  • Graduate-level coursework or degree in a science discipline, education or library and information science. 
  • Experience in teaching students and faculty one-on-one and in classroom settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the academic library’s role in research, teaching and learning, and of current and emerging trends/issues related to scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, information and data literacy, research data management, impact metrics, and digital scholarship.
  • Evidence of and/or interest in participating in professional development and continuing education activities, professional and scholarly associations, and presenting and publishing on work-related topics. 
  • Record of accomplishment working in a team-based organization to achieve goals.

Supervision: None

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None 

Job PostingOct 7, 2022