Assistant Professor Music Librarian

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

 


Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: April 12, 2021 Start date

Responsibilities: Reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries.

  • Coordinates and manages the operation of the Music Library, developing policies and procedures, overseeing the circulation and use of materials.
  • Supervises and evaluates one civil service employee, who oversees student assistants.
  • Teaches students to identify, evaluate, and use information resources, both in classroom settings and one-on-one at a reference desk and virtually.
  • Evaluates and develops the Music Library collections, both print and electronic.
  • Assists with music cataloging as appropriate.
  • Functions as the liaison between University Libraries and the School of Music, maintaining effective communication with colleagues, faculty, and students.
  • Fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

Rank & Salary: Assistant professor, tenure track, 10-month position. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

 


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Masters Degree
  • additional graduate degree
  • strong public service orientation
  • strong communication/interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • undergraduate or graduate degree in a Music discipline
  • academic library experience, especially in a music library
  • experience providing reference service
  • instructional experience
  • supervisory experience
  • experience using the Alma library services platform

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

 


Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: WIU Libraries employs 8 faculty and 19 civil service staff in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, 2 on-campus branch libraries, and 1 at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus. The Libraries collection includes over 1,000,000 catalogued volumes, access to over 22,500 full-text journals, 300,000 maps and substantial government documents, microforms, and non-book materials. 

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with  offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

 


Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on December 19, 2020

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Tom Finley at te-finley@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu.