Social Sciences Librarian, Amherst College (MA)

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Missy Roser

Sep 8, 2022, 2:43:41 PMSep 8
Come join a fantastic team of teaching librarians and dedicated colleagues across the library, working with motivated students and faculty. Submit online at, and feel free to contact me with questions or names of anyone we should encourage to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 10.

The Social Sciences Librarian is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level RI-3, starting at $73,000, commensurate with experience. Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal-arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socioeconomic, and geographic profile of its student body. Today, 21 percent of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant eligible; 49 percent of our students identify as U.S. students of color, and 10 percent are international. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

As part of a collaborative and dynamic team, the Social Sciences Librarian teaches in the library’s program of course-integrated research instruction; builds relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their information needs; serves as subject librarian and liaison for departments in the social sciences, teaching approaches and tools while building collections in these areas; and provides general research help and guides library users in discovering, accessing, and evaluating information in all formats.

We're looking for someone with a commitment to undergraduate education; a strong record of rapport and collaboration with faculty on assignments, course design, and pedagogical strategies; intellectual curiosity and familiarity with social-science research and trends in scholarly communication; and a commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues as related to research instruction, collection development, and user-centered public service.

For the full description, more information on the area, and to apply:


Missy Roser [she/her]
Head of Research & Instruction
Amherst College Library
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