Assistant/Associate Professor and Library Instructional Services Program Leader
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|Announcement Number||FAC - VA - 17038|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/7336|
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|Working Title||Assistant/Associate Professor and Library Instructional Services Program Leader|
|Brief Position Overview||
Tenure-track librarian who will lead the MSU Library’s established instructional
|Faculty Tenure Track||Yes|
|Faculty Rank||Assistant/Associate Professor|
|Contract Term||Fiscal Year|
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|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||$60,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications|
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The MSU Library seeks a dynamic, highly motivated librarian, with a passion for information literacy, instructional pedagogy, and assessment. This position is expected to lead the MSU Library’s established instructional programs and assume primary responsibility for developing, implementing, and assessing library instructional initiatives in support of student success.
We are looking for an individual aware of and experienced with initiatives nationwide in order to take our instructional programs and services to the next level. Reporting to the Head of Learning and Research Services (LRS) and working closely with the instructional library faculty, the Library Instructional Services Program Leader plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the MSU Library’s instruction program. The instruction program includes course-integrated and credit course instruction, in-person and online. The program is well-poised to expand. This librarian will also provide mentorship and support to subject librarians with instructional roles.
Montana State University Library is committed to providing and promoting information resources to ensure student and faculty success. Our librarians are leaders in university affairs as well as within state, regional, and national library communities. Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. In support of our campus strategic plan, which values respect for diversity in all its dimensions, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
|Duties and Responsibilities||
|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|The Successful Candidate Will||
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information||
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The MSU Library’s established instruction program teaches library users needed information research methods and skills through workshops and point-of-use, course-related, web-based, and credit course instruction. It is designed to develop students’ abilities to independently identify, select, analyze and evaluate information for any purpose and use that information ethically. The Library is addressing changes in the information literacy environment on campus as point-of-use interactions decrease while individual research consultations increase (25% during 2015-2016) and the reach of library instruction sessions remains fairly static (around 45% of the student body). The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is guiding the Library’s efforts to advance its instruction program.
The Instructional Services Program Leader is a member of the Learning and Research Services (LRS) Department. LRS is the vibrant user-centered public face of the library, and is comprised of four tenure track and four non-tenure track librarians, eight classified staff, and the department head. LRS provides instruction and access to information in support of the research and intellectual needs of MSU and the Montana community in an environment that encourages reflective and collaborative inquiry. Services encompassed by LRS include reference and research assistance, instruction, circulation, access services, and building management.
The MSU Library offers research and information resources to the institution’s students and faculty, as well as serving Montana citizens and the State’s business community. It has a full range of library collections and services for students and faculty, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The MSU Library’s collections support teaching, learning, and research at MSU, with particular emphasis in the fields of agriculture, science, health, and technology. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish.
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||July 1, 2017|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||
Screening of applications will begin on March 1, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Please note that screening start date has been changed.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
- Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
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