Business & Economics Librarian
Business & Economics Librarian
Job Description Summary
Auburn University Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to join the Research and Instruction Services Department as Business & Economics Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Research and Instruction Services in the University Libraries, the successful candidate will serve as liaison to the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts, which include programs with robust distance education and residential components. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
• Serve as liaison and provide outreach to students, staff, and faculty in the highly ranked undergraduate and graduate departments of the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the Department of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts
• Provide research support to students, staff, and faculty in the areas of business and economics
• Develop outcome-based information literacy instruction sessions and online instructional materials for business and economics undergraduate and graduate students
• Engage in collection development and management for business and economics
• Participate in the general education efforts of the Libraries’ instruction program
• Provide general reference services, both virtual and in-person, for the University community as well as members of the public. Some evening and weekend research and instruction service may be required.
SALARY / BENEFITS : Starting salary of $56,410 for an Assistant Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.
Auburn University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries ( ARL ), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries ( ASERL ), Hathi Trust, Coalition for Networked Information ( CNI ), and other organizations of academic institutions. The Libraries completed a strategic plan in alignment with the Auburn University Strategic Plan which is available at: http://ocm.auburn.edu/strategic_plan/2019/ausp2019-2024.pdf.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
• Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program at the time employment begins
• A degree in business/economics or comparable professional experience
• Strong commitment to excellence in public service; adaptability, flexibility, and willingness to engage in continuous learning to meet the changing needs of library users
• Excellent interpersonal skills; strong and effective written communication skills
• Ability to work independently; evidence of ability to initiate and carry projects through to completion
• Demonstrated ability to contribute collegially and productively in a team environment
• Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty
• Experience providing reference, instruction, collection development, or liaison services in business or economics
• Advanced degree in a business-related discipline
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable standard statistical programs for data analysis
• Familiarity with key social science data sources
• A record of professional, scholarly research activity
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application review process begins October 26, 2020 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Kasia Leousis at email@example.com.
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