Librarian I – Project Researcher & Curriculum Developer

University of Northern British Columbia | Prince George, B.C.

Full-Time, Term (1-Year)

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a Regular Term position in the Geoffrey R. Weller Library at the rank of Librarian I, with proposed starting date of July 1, 2023. As an institution committed to the fostering of an inclusive and transformative learning environment, UNBC values high quality and growth in both teaching and scholarship.

Reporting to the Interim University Librarian and working closely with Northern BC Archives archivists, the primary responsibilities of the Project Researcher & Curriculum Developer will be centered on initial research and development for the “Archival Education Kits Development Project” throughout the first 12-months of the project’s planned 22-month development period. The Project Researcher & Curriculum Developer will research, develop, and test four subject-specific Education Kits for post-secondary learners based on archival primary sources held at Northern BC Archives.

These Education Kits will encompass the following four subject-specific areas:

  1. Using Photographs as Primary Sources;
  2. Women’s History in Northern BC;
  3. Northern BC Environmental History; and
  4. Northern BC Transportation & Community Development.

Position Responsibilities

  • Apply various, applicable research methodologies into Northern BC Archives holdings to identify relevant subject-specific materials to be included in Education Kits.
  • Consideration and implementation of curriculum development frameworks such as Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy (SAA-ACRL), the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (ACRL), the Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL); and the Historical Thinking Concepts.
  • Build extensible curriculum plans in close consultation with UNBC humanities faculty to support a variety of academic disciplines in teaching inductive reasoning and critical-thinking skills to a postsecondary audience.
  • Develop four subject-specific archival Education Kits for post-secondary learners.
  • Identify suitable archival materials for reproduction and inclusion in both online and physical Education Kits.
  • Create accompanying learning guides for each kit to support both post-secondary learners and educators in how to utilize the developed kits. Guides to include kit introduction, sample lesson plans and learning assessment suggestions.
  • Test four subject-specific Education Kits and associated learning guides within post-secondary classroom settings and improve accordingly.
  • Prepare a comprehensive dossier of relevant developed / identified materials for UNBC School of Education Student Research Assistants for their work on translating the curriculum developed for these 4 post-secondary Education kits into content suitable for elementary and secondary learners.
  • Select and digitize materials for incorporation into Education Kits, using digital access platforms AtoM and/or Institutional Repository (Arca)
  • Perform copyright clearance for all items selected for incorporation into Education Kits

Applicants for this position should hold a post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, such as History, Education, Archival Studies, or Library Science, with 1 or more years of related curriculum development and/or teaching experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and be proficient in archival and historical research. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience teaching in a post-secondary environment.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity

The University of Northern British Columbia is fully committed to creating and maintaining an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all. We are devoted to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. This commitment is woven into our motto and mission. In the Dakelh language, UNBC’s motto ‘En Cha Huná translates to “he/she/they also live” and means respect for all living things. Through the respect for all living things, we are able to grow and learn better together, each bringing our own unique individual differences and contributions to inspire leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.

Employment equity requires that we remove barriers and overcome both direct and indirect discrimination. In this way, the pool of excellent candidates increases substantially. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person

About the University and its Community

Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the
North. UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have walked gently on the diverse traditional territories where the University of Northern British Columbia community is grateful to live, work, learn, and play. We are
committed to building and nurturing relationships with Indigenous peoples, we acknowledge their traditional lands, and we thank them for their hospitality. UNBC’s largest campus in Prince George is located on the
traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia.

UNBC’s three regional campuses are located in Quesnel, Fort St. John, and Terrace. The South-Central campus in Quesnel is situated on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dené (Red Bluff Band), Nazko, Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation (Kluskus Band), and Esdilagh First Nations (formerly Alexandria Band). Lhtako, Nazko, and Lhoosk’uz are Dakelh First Nations, and Esdilagh is a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The Peace River-Liard campus in Fort St. John is situated on the traditional territory of the Doig River, Blueberry
River and Halfway River First Nations. They are the Dunne-Za people. The Northwest campus in Terrace is situated on traditional Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) territory of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations. It
includes a satellite campus in the coastal community of Prince Rupert.

UNBC consistently ranks in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings. UNBC also recently placed among the top five per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times
Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward the following documents to or mail to Office of the Provost quoting the posting number (#FALI03-22):

Voluntary Form:

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact UNBC Health & Wellbeing at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Mail Submissions:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9
Email Submissions:

Inquiries: Dr. Trina Fyfe, Interim University Librarian
(250) 960-6612

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants
for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before May 31, 2023, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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