Research & Instruction Librarian (Engineering) – U.S. Naval Academy – Annapolis, MD

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Nimitz Library
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on 5 June 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions.  Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose–to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

Every year more than one million people tour “the Yard” to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Nimitz Library invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian specializing in engineering.  USNA is a service academy and top tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.  Engineering has a central role in educating midshipmen to address the technological needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.  It is a required part of the curriculum, and there are several engineering departments with a variety of majors at the Naval Academy.  The main responsibilities of the Research and Instruction Librarian for Engineering include:  planning, teaching and assessing information literacy sessions, providing research assistance and consultations, evaluating and maintaining engineering collections, creating online resources to support research, and serving as subject specialist for faculty and midshipmen in engineering. Candidates with a science or engineering background are preferred.

This is a 12 month position with a 3 year renewable appointment slated to begin August 2017.  The position includes full federal benefits.


  • A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science, anticipated no later than September 1, 2017, from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens


  • Undergraduate degree or graduate degree in engineering or STEM field and/or experience working as an Engineering or STEM librarian.
  • Familiarity with engineering literature and research methods.
  • Proficiency in using specialized databases and resources important in engineering research.
  • Demonstrated skills in delivering dynamic information literacy/instruction sessions.
  • Experience in using new technologies and creating online research tools and guides.


All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here

  1. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to Catherine Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee and Head of the Research and Instruction Department, at .
  2. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 5, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

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