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Employment at University of Texas Libraries

Job Opportunities

Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Office
PCL 3.102
Perry-Castañeda Library
Austin, Texas 78712

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.

If you’d like the chance to be part of the Libraries, we offer employment opportunities as staff, professional librarians, graduate research assistants, and student workers.

Benefits of working as a full-time staff member at the Libraries:

  • The University of Texas at Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes insurance coverage and retirement benefits in addition to other programs and services. Read more about Prospective Employee Benefits.
  • The Libraries aims to create a work life balance for employees, offering telecommuting and flexible schedules when possible.
  • The university offers an average of 14 paid holidays annually, as well as vacation and sick time accruals monthly.
  • After one year of service, employees are able to take advantage of the Staff Tuition Assistance Program, which covers the cost of one undergraduate or graduate course per semester.
  • Staff IDs provide free access to all CapMetro services.
  • The university provides various resources and discounts to employees.

Classified Employment

Software Developer

This recruitment is for three Software Developer positions: two are established positions with budgeted funding expected to continue and one is for a three-year grant-funded position. These positions provide essential IT development and operations support for the University of Texas Libraries (UTL).

Administrative & Professional Employment

Diversity Resident Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries is pleased to offer this three-year academic librarian position for an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community. The residency program will provide specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals. The wide range of work experience gained through this position will enable the resident to build essential skills and plan career path options. The resident will enrich UT Libraries by bringing in new ideas and perspectives, contribute to projects and strategic initiatives, and support UT Libraries commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering diversity in the profession.

US Studies Liaison Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

The University of Texas Libraries seeks to support and to bolster research and teaching on the diverse histories, presents, and futures of the United States through a newly envisioned librarian: the US Studies Liaison. An entry level position, the US Studies Liaison will be responsible for all aspects of research, learning, and engagement lifecycles associated with the multidisciplinary and multicultural fields of inquiry related to the United States. The US Studies Liaison will directly support many departments, centers, and programs at the University of Texas including the Center for Asian American Studies, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) the Department of American Studies, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program and the US-focused subset of the Department of History. The US Studies Liaison position reports to the Arts, Humanities, and Global Studies Engagement Team Lead; as an active member of that team, the US Studies Liaison will leverage knowledge of collections, research, evolving digital skills, and relationships to connect students and faculty with services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

Metadata Librarian for Latin American Resources (Assistant Librarian)

The Metadata Librarian for Latin American Resources provides expertise to support all processes and workflows for resource description and access of the Libraries’ digital and physical Latin American collections.

User Experience Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

The University of Texas Libraries User Experience Librarian is a key member of the Assessment & Communication team, focused on integrating user needs and experiences in all aspects of the UT Libraries’ current and future online and in-person services and spaces.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

View available GRA positions

These positions are available for currently enrolled university graduate students to work in various areas of the Libraries from circulation to IT. Some positions may include benefits such as a monthly stipend and in-state tuition.

Student Employment

Interested in working for the Libraries this semester? Please check HireUTexas for current opportunities. 

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