University of Texas at Arlington


Are you an imaginative change agent? An innovative risk-taker? Do you have revolutionary concepts for taking a library well into the 21st century? If so, we need your skills and experience, and we invite applications from highly motivated, innovative, forward-thinking professionals.

The Library

Under the direction of our Dean, the UT Arlington Library has embarked on a voyage of rediscovery, reinvention, and reorganization. We seek employees and colleagues who embody our core organizational values of collegiality, flexibility, innovation, transparency, and life-long learning and who will help us move to a new model of service for our campus constituencies.

Knowledge is a powerful commodity. At The University of Texas at Arlington, it is a natural resource that has been flowing freely for well over a hundred years—and that has accelerated exponentially during the past decade. Witness the thriving research university that UT Arlington has become and the top-tier institution we continue to build.

-- James Spaniolo, former UT Arlington President

As the University accelerates its journey toward Tier One status, the library’s excellent staff and services are on the threshold of becoming an avant-garde 21st-century organization.

Available Positions

Graduate Research Assistant/Associate Position

Graduate Research Assistant I: $1,166.67/month

Graduate Research Associate II: $1,458.33/month

Libraries Systems & Technology

Start Date: June 1, 2018

To apply for this position email your resume and cover letter to by 5:00 PM on April 27, 2018.  Qualified applicants will be expected to provide examples of their work through coding samples, GitHub repositories, or application/web site deployments. A benefit the University Libraries offers gifted Libraries student employees to pursue studies to enable academic and professional success is a competitive tuition scholarship. To be eligible for the Libraries Student Leadership Scholarship (1) You must be a returning Libraries student employee and (2) You must have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills with University Libraries. The scholarship is not compensation for employment at UTA Libraries. It is an academic award for two semesters.


Job Title:

Graduate Research Assistant/Associate

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Job Summary:

This position supports the UT Arlington Libraries’ Library Systems & Technology department through the implementation of server-based applications and services; database management; and other special projects using advanced information technologies.

Job Description


  1. Install and configure applications on cloud-hosted server infrastructure.
  2. Assist in the integration of Amazon Web Services within the Libraries’ host infrastructure.
  3. Document activities associated with the above duties.
  4. Assist in the analysis and resolution of issues that might arise with regard to Libraries’ server-based applications.
  5. Performs other duties assigned.








Minimum Qualifications: Work in progress towards an advanced degree at UT Arlington. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient in the installation and configuration of Linux-based systems.  Willingness to learn new software applications. Attention to detail.  

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with Hydra, Fedora Repository, and Linked Open Data.  Experience with relational databases.  Experience with server-side web development, e.g. PERL, PHP, Java, JavaScript.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:  Able to quickly learn new technologies.  Ability to follow through on projects.

Working Conditions: The student will work around standard office conditions and the position includes repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Library Specialist [S00724P]

The Library Specialist serves as a proactive ambassador for the Libraries and University providing extraordinary customer experiences for the UTA Community, guests, partners, and colleagues. Arranges, describes, preserves, and provides reference service for the photographic collections in Special Collections as well as for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram clipping files. Serves as liaison to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Interprets and explains to researchers Special Collections policies, fees, and copyright restrictions regarding photograph, graphic, and map duplication. Performs and supervises image scanning to fill researcher requests. May supervise student employees. Maintains correspondence and/or phone contacts with users (publishers, producers, film makers, etc.) to define and clarify terms of the user’s contract. Prepares image use licensing permission letters for photographs, graphics, and maps for publication in print, web-based, or film media, and images intended for display in public locations. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours.

Digital Archivist (S00699P)

The Archivist will develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by Special Collections. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours. Participates fully in Saturday service desk rotations.

Librarian-Department Head of Digital Creation {S00620P}

The Department Head of Digital Creation advances an open agenda through innovation and sustainable planning. Portfolio includes development, project management, implementation, and support of websites, digital collections, and other creative digital projects. Works with colleagues to achieve strategic goals through strong leadership and broad collaboration for an ambitious suite of services.

Digital Humanities Librarian {S00608P}

The Digital Humanities Librarian provides leadership and vision for University Libraries connecting digital scholarship and scholarly communication strategic work. Advancing a foundational program while partnering with a collaborative team to teach, lead and participate in multidisciplinary research projects in support of the UTA Initiative for Digital Arts and Humanities, iDAH.