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Employment Opportunity: Open Rank of Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center University of New Mexico

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Open Rank of Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Posting Number req15155
Employment Type Faculty
Faculty Type Open Rank
Hiring Department HS Library (483A)
Academic Location Health Sciences Library and Informatics Ctr
Benefits Eligible The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Research, Education and Clinical Information Services Division at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) seeks a collaborative and energetic Graduate and Research Services Librarian to take the lead in developing an innovative service to address the needs of our research community, including faculty, post-docs and graduate students. HSLIC is looking for a motivated, collaborative, and enthusiastic individual who can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our team. This position has flexibility to allow candidates to highlight unique skills or experiences that enhance and complement our existing services. The faculty position will engage with research education leadership and faculty members to ensure that UNM Health Sciences Center graduate students involved in research and their faculty mentors receive needed library and information services. The Graduate and Research Librarian is a key member of the Research, Education and Clinical Information Services Division, reporting directly to the Division Head and works closely and actively partners with other team members in HSLIC. This individual will participate as a member of the Division and provide research consults, literature searches, and consults and education on systematic reviews. This faculty member will partner with other HSLIC employees to promote data management, open access, open science, and other research communication efforts. We are seeking applicants who want to foster collaboration and build new relationships with a variety of research departments at the HSC. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs are highly valued. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive libraries to apply.

Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $54,000 – $65,000.


  • Provides training to support the success of the HSC research enterprise for learners and faculty throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Works closely with the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and other HSC doctoral and post-doctoral programs to support emerging researchers and investigators.
  • Integrates library and informatics competencies into required courses in the research education curricula.
  • Collaborates with students and faculty on projects and provides training in the use of relevant databases and research software.
  • Advises students on effective communication strategies (posters, presentations, etc.) related to their research.
  • Serves on IACUC and may serve on an IRB committee providing literature review support.
  • Provides consultations and education on systematic reviews and other research-oriented topics.
  • May participate in externally funded research.
  • Collaborates with other HSC faculty and staff on research impact assessment.
  • Develops and teaches educational programs for students, faculty, researchers, and staff with an emphasis on various publishing modalities, open access, open science, copyright and other topics.
  • Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research community.
  • Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  • Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  • Contributes to a professional knowledge base through presentations, publications, and research in accordance with promotion criteria.
  • Participates as a HSLIC faculty member in committee service, strategic planning initiatives, and scholarly activities.

Institutional Information:Located in Albuquerque, HSLIC serves the UNM College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Population Health, School of Medicine, including its Health Professions programs, and two teaching hospitals. HSLIC serves the state’s health-information needs, including its 22 Native nations. The UNM HSC has earned a national and international reputation for its integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives, which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico’s urban and rural populations (  UNM is a flagship, research-intensive university with a student population of over 22,000.

New Mexico offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and skiing. The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas.

Qualifications Required/Minimum:

  • Graduate Library/Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; or advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., data science, information science, research integrity, etc.).
  • 2 years of experience providing reference, instruction, or research support.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


  •  Experience in an academic health sciences library.
  • Experience providing instruction and research assistance to graduate students and researchers.
  • Ability to conduct searches including rigorous reviews (e.g. systematic, scoping) across multiple resources/platforms using advanced searching techniques.
  • Experience using research impact metrics, altmetrics, bibliometrics, and relevant related resources (e.g. ORCID, VIVO or other biographical-based profiles, NCBI My Bibliography).
  • Experience serving on a research peer-review panel (IRB, animal rights, dissertation, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, researchers, faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Evidence of initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and manage collaborative projects, which could include scientific studies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Experience teaching reference management software, such as Zotero or EndNote.
  • An additional degree in a relevant scientific field.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants must provide:• CV

• Cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

• Professional writing sample

• Contact information for three professional references



Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.


For further information, please contact David Lucero at (505) 272-0634,

For Best Consideration For best consideration, please apply by 5/7/2021. This position will remain open until filled.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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