Library: Assistant Professor as Student Engagement Librarian

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Student Engagement Librarian

McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

We seek an innovative and dynamic colleague for a tenure-track library faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. This new faculty position will lead library efforts in student engagement, fostering a sense of campus community through library outreach and programs. This position works with library colleagues and other student success units on campus to support and enhance the first-year and lower-division undergraduate student experience. The successful candidate will be a strong advocate for underserved student populations. This librarian will be part of a team that delivers information literacy instruction and research expertise to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and ability to thrive in a changing and collaborative environment. Commitment to teaching excellence and to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals are essential. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with an anticipated start date in January 2021. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library and information science program. Degree must be completed by anticipated start date. New professionals are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of problem-solving and organizational skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training or experience in information literacy instruction and/or active learning strategies.
  • Experience providing public services in a library setting.
  • Evidence of experience with event or project planning. 

Major areas of responsibility

  • Teach in the library’s information literacy program, including course-integrated and credit-bearing course instruction.
  • Lead library efforts to develop and maintain outreach initiatives aimed at increasing student engagement and success.
  • Work with library colleagues to develop and deliver library programs and services that promote high-impact learning experiences for first-year and lower-division undergraduate students.
  • Collaborate with key campus partners that support undergraduate recruitment, retention, and success.
  • Develop and maintain expertise on issues related to library services for first-year students, first-generation students, and underserved student populations.
  • Participate in the library liaison program, serving as a liaison to academic departments and student support offices to be determined based on need and areas of interest/expertise.
  • Provide reference and research consultation services.
  • Engage in scholarly and service activities aligning with the library faculty departmental evaluation plan. 

Department

McIntyre Library is a team-based organization consisting of 9 faculty, 1 academic staff, and 15 university staff.  Additionally, we work collaboratively with library staff at the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County branch campus and with colleagues at the other UW System libraries. More information at https://library.uwec.edu

University and Eau Claire community

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a breakout leader for academic excellence and high-impact practices in the UW System. Consistently ranked among the top five public Midwestern universities, UW-Eau Claire recently earned the top national award for undergraduate research collaboration, a 50-year faculty-student tradition with global impact. This campus is known for natural beauty, spanning a winding river, and its hilltop residence halls overlook magnificent views of the Chippewa Valley. More than 10,500 students are drawn to this vibrant hub where innovation, leadership, diversity and inclusion are core values. The growing city of Eau Claire is located about 90 miles east of Minneapolis, with a population of about 70,000. More than 100,000 people are drawn to Eau Claire in the summer, when several major music festivals draw visitors to the “Music Capital of the North.” The vibe on campus and in the surrounding community is one of boundless possibility and lifelong learning. Come grow with us. 

Application Procedure

Please submit your application electronically, following the instructions found at: http://www.uwec.edu/Job-Postings/. Please create an account and login prior to applying.  If you do not have a registered account, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, enter your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Library: Assistant Professor as Student Engagement Librarian position (Job ID # 16684) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will be considered complete when all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please include the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references. 

For additional information

  • Please direct questions regarding the submission of your application to Trista Anderson, Library Administrative Coordinator; tomantn@uwec.edu
  • Please direct other questions regarding the position and the search process to Kate Hinnant, Search & Screen Committee chair; hinnanks@uwec.edu 

To ensure consideration, submit your completed application by October 30, 2020.  Screening may continue until position is filled.  The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.   

A criminal background check is required prior to employment.  Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime.  Visit Campus Security and Fire Report  (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) .  Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf) 

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.