Reference & Instruction Librarian – University of North Texas Health Science Center – Forth Worth, TX

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas is expanding its Library Research Services department and is currently seeking applicants for a Reference & Instruction Librarian.  A detailed position announcement is available online at

This position participates in the reference, liaison, instruction, and collection development functions of Lewis Library including promotion of library services, programs and resources to academic departments. This position also works as part of the Library Research Services team to support the clinical liaison program by providing in house, specialized reference, conducting extensive mediated literature searches and providing other research services for all UNTHSC users; performs other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school.


  • Two years experience in a reference or research related position (Academic health science/medical library experience not required, but preferred)
  • Expert literature searching skills
  • Background in customer or public service
  • Experience serving as a departmental liaison
  • Experience building online tutorials and curriculum

Salary & Benefits  


Beginning Salary: $52,008.  Librarians receive the standard State of Texas higher education employee benefits package, including fully paid health insurance for the employee and ample paid vacation and holidays.  Librarians may participate in either a state sponsored or optional retirement plan. Lewis Library offers a generous professional development program including funding for conference attendance and training. Financial assistance for employees and their dependents taking classes in the University of North Texas system is also available. Texas has no state income tax and the Fort Worth area offers a low cost of living.


Health Science Center Overview


UNTHSC is a growing, graduate teaching and research institution comprising the

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions and College of Pharmacy. The campus is situated in Fort Worth’s cultural district and our students and affiliated medical residents work in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings throughout Texas. Lewis library supports the teaching, research, service, and patient care activities of all affiliated UNTHSC patrons while also serving the region’s healthcare community as a resource library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region.


Fort Worth, Texas


Fort Worth has a population over 800,000 and is a bustling part of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area (the DFW Metroplex). Fort Worth definitely lives up to it’s billing as the “City of Cowboys and Culture” and is home to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District along with internationally recognized cultural institutions.


Application process


Applications must be submitted online. To apply, visit:


The University of North Texas Health Science Center enjoys a smoke-free campus and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.