Librarian/Staff Opportunities

Widely known as guardian of one of the largest academic library collections in North America, the University of Chicago Library is redefining its role as a provider of services within an increasingly open global knowledge ecosystem. We value open and equitable access to knowledge, freedom of speech and inquiry, and working in partnership within and beyond the UChicago community. We are creating a working environment that embraces innovation and respect and that celebrates and develops staff.

As part of the University of Chicago, we offer a wide variety of strong benefits and programs to academics and staff. From a choice of comprehensive health plan options and wellness programs, short and long-term disability insurance, continuing education opportunities including educational assistance plans, competitive retirement plans and paid time off (vacation, personal and university holidays), we’re committed to providing benefits and a work environment that matters!

Clerical Opportunities

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Processing Assistant

IT Opportunities

Systems Administrator

Librarian Opportunities

Access Services Librarian

Chinese Studies Librarian

Collections Strategist Librarian

Curator and Head of the Maps Collection

Deputy University Librarian

Director of Special Collections

English and American Literature Librarian

Experiential Learning Services Librarian

Head of Research Data Services

Library Systems Analyst

Metadata and Digital Resources Librarian

Metadata Librarian for South Asian Languages

Metadata Librarian for Middle Eastern Languages

Performing Arts Librarian

Romance Languages and Literature Librarian

Undergraduate Research Support Librarian

Other Staff Opportunities

Head of Reserves and Rapid Scanning

Program Manager

Receiving and Rapid Cataloging Supervisor

Mesoamerican Language Collections Project Manager/Metadata Specialist

Employment Process

Librarian Positions

Librarian positions are accessible through the University's Academic Career Opportunities site.

Job seekers must create a profile through the Academic Career Opportunities site before applying for positions of interest.

If you would like assistance applying for a Librarian position, please contact Library Human Resources at

Staff Positions

The University of Chicago Library Human Resources Office posts all available Library staff positions below and on the University's Workday Careers site.

External job seekers must create an account in UChicago’s external Workday Careers site to apply for a position of interest.

Internal job seekers must apply by logging into Workday and selecting the Career worklet; for more information, please see How to Apply for a UChicago Job (Current Employee) QRG.

If you would like assistance applying for a Library position, please contact Library Human Resources. For general questions about the application system, or for assistance applying for positions, please contact University Shared Services via the Applicant Inquiry Form or 773-702-5800.

Only those who create a profile, based on the above instructions, and apply online for a specific position, submitting all required materials, will be considered for employment.

Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered. For more information, please see