Health Sciences Librarian


The University of Houston Libraries seeks a collaborative and creative candidate for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. This position is part of the Health Sciences Libraries department, which provides specialized services in the areas of medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, social work, and other health professional programs, and manages the Health Sciences Library and the Medical Library, both located at the main campus biomedical district. The person in this position will partner primarily with nursing and social work and be located at the Health Sciences Library within the Health 2 building. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with staff and librarians throughout the Libraries to ensure service delivery is in alignment with established programmatic approaches. This includes working with the Teaching & Learning department in the development of instruction sessions and online instructional materials, with the Research Services department to enhance research support for faculty, researchers, and students, and with the Collections Strategies & Services department to assess and enhance collections relevant to the health sciences. This position reports to the Head of Health Sciences Libraries.

The University of Houston is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution in the heart of a diverse city and state. The university prepares students to thrive in a globally interconnected world while contributing impactful research and innovation to the region and beyond. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and experiences who are prepared to engage in this environment.  

The Health Sciences Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians, and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.



  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders in a complex changing environment
  • Professional experience in a health sciences library, academic library, or relevant healthcare setting; or demonstrated awareness of patron needs in an academic health sciences library
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in teaching; or a strong commitment to student success and student learning  
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills


  • Experience searching and teaching relevant medical databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, evidence-based practice, research data management, and tools for demonstrating research impact
  • Knowledge of relevant research and publishing processes

Salary:  $63,500 to 65,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax. 

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Santi Thompson, Interim Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent, at 713-743-9685 or

Library Information: UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, the Texas Digital Library, Associate of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the South Central Academic Medical Libraires Consortium. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160 FTE, including 62 professionals. Additional information about UH Libraries is available at

The UH Libraries has recently launched a new strategic plan ( in alignment with the University’s ambitious strategic plan (

General Information: The University of Houston, a dynamic research institution founded in 1927, stands as a vibrant hub of academic excellence and cultural diversity in Texas. With over 46,000 students, it offers a comprehensive range of programs across 15 colleges, fostering innovation in fields such as energy, health, hospitality, business, education, law, STEM, and the humanities. Boasting top-tier faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, student success initiatives, and a strong commitment to community engagement, UH prepares students to thrive in a globally interconnected world.

The University’s prime location in America’s fourth-largest city supports extensive industry partnerships and experiential learning opportunities. Renowned for its energy industry and NASA’s Space Center, Houston is home to a vibrant cultural scene with world-class museums, theaters, and restaurants. The University of Houston is an institutional member of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston thrives as a hub for innovation, education, and arts, fostering a unique blend of community charm and modern progress.  

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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