Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Librarian

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA seeks to fill a full-time, 12-month Health Sciences Librarian position in the Foley Library.  The Health Sciences Librarian serves as liaison to the Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology and to the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership and will initiate research data management initiatives for the Foley Library.  As a liaison, they will have responsibility for engaging with assigned areas to provide instruction, research, and collection development support for students and faculty. As a member of the Foley Library faculty, they will forward the library’s mission and values while actively contributing to the success of a diverse population of students. The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in the Foley Library.  If hired, the candidate must be willing to relocate to the Spokane area. 

 Essential Functions

  • Serves as the library’s liaison to the School of Nursing and Human Physiology (SNHP), the Gonzaga-University of Washington Regional Health Partnership, and the WWAMI Regional Medical Education Program.
  • Provides course integrated instruction to programs in Gonzaga’s School of Nursing and Human Physiology and contributes to the development of the library’s information literacy program, both in-person and online
  • Provides research consultations to students, faculty, and staff in SNHP
  • Contributes to the creation of a culturally-responsive, equitable, and inclusive environment in the library and seeks opportunities to leverage their expertise in librarianship to contribute to campus projects related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Brings Research Data Management knowledge and practice to stakeholders
  • Partners with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and other stakeholders in scholarly communication initiatives
  • Keeps current on NIH, NSF, and other funding bodies requirements and best practices
  • Engages in scholarly and professional engagement related to librarianship, including publications and presentations at the local, state, or national levels.
  • Participates in a service role on university, community, and professional committees at a local, state, or national level.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or the international equivalent at time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information needs in the health sciences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional and research practices in the health sciences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues in scholarly communication and research data management
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and meaning in multiple modes (e.g., written, oral)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health sciences discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and pedagogies in a range of modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, flipped, HyFlex)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technologies relevant to research data management (e.g., Python, R, OpenRefine)
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills.