Health Sciences Librarian

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library is seeking applications from health sciences or academic librarians for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. This role is a full-time, instructor-level faculty position located in Portland, Oregon.

OHSU is known for leading excellence in health care, research and education, and is the state's only academic health center. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations.  We combine patient care, research, and education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists with community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.

Faculty rank and salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience; minimum salary is $60,000.

Position Description:   

The Health Sciences Librarian is responsible for planning, promoting and providing information services to the faculty, staff, researchers, and students at OHSU, as well as community users of the OHSU Library.  This position provides information services to support the needs of the OHSU community and cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, researchers, and students in OHSU programs. The Health Sciences Librarian provides instruction at educational and clinical sites, develops lesson plans, and provides educational programs in one-on-one and group settings, meeting the needs of OHSU users.  This position is designed for an early-career librarian who will work closely with other faculty librarians to develop advanced skills in instruction, research, outreach, assessment, and the critical appraisal and use of evidence to make clinical or research decisions. This individual works competently and sensitively with a broadly diverse constituency with regards to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

As a member of the Library Faculty, the Health Sciences Librarian participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position requires teaching, scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession. 

Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • At least 1 year working in support of user information needs in an academic, research, public, or hospital library setting.
  • Experience providing reference support, customer support, or equivalent front-line services.
  • Experience searching academic or discipline-specific databases.
  • Ability to teach citation management software such as EndNote or Zotero.
  • Service orientation and an ability to work with diverse communities to understand and respond to ever-changing needs.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community.

For additional information and to apply, please visit, click on Apply to Jobs and search for position IRC80299. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to Tracy Thornton, OHSU Library Administrative Manager,

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or