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Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian

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To apply, submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. Applicants who do not have a completed MLS degree or its international equivalent, but have at least 33 credit hours, must also supply a copy of their transcript.

Posting Details

POSTING NUMBER

Posting Number F00309P

POSITION INFORMATION

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian
Tenure Status Tenure Track/Tenure
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 12
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2018

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department Roesch Library - 2910

POSTING TEXT

University Summary

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as its Research Services Librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering. The successful candidate will possess willingness to enhance research services for the entire campus community. With a renovation scheduled to begin in 2018, the Research Services Librarian will play an important role in helping to shape the Libraries’ advanced research support services to be offered in the new Scholars Commons. Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.

Responsibilities of Research Services Librarian
• Provides leadership for advanced research support services offered by the University Libraries
• Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus partners in
identifying and promoting research support for faculty and student research, grant initiatives, information and data management, research impact and metrics and other research related activities
• Initiates programming related to advanced research support services, such as workshops and presentations to campus stakeholders
• Assists with the development of the Scholars Commons
• Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation services
• Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to
academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as limited general education instruction
• Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences
• Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in
peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
• Serves on various library, university and professional committees

The Research Services Librarian serves as a liaison to the School of Engineering as mentioned above and also the Physics, Mathematics and Geology departments and provides leadership for the advanced research support services offered by the University Libraries.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum of 33 credit hours completed at the time of application from an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent, with an expected degree by December 2017.
• Excellent written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
• Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires at least five full years of post-graduate experience working as a professional librarian and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree in a STEM field or previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers, or at least 12 credit hours of college level coursework in STEM
• Knowledge of librarians role in supporting the research cycle
• Successful experience in working with diverse user communities
• Teaching experience, especially in a university library setting
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Knowledge of technology platforms in library or academic environments
• Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment
• Effective inter-personal skills
• Strong public service orientation
• Demonstrated success in creating and leading projects
• Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission and identity

Number of Positions Available 1
Application Review Date
Closing Date 12/08/2017
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Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. Applicants who do not have a completed MLS degree or its international equivalent, but have at least 33 credit hours, must also supply a copy of their transcript.

Primary Contact for this Position Hector Escobar

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts