Assistant Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences

Utah Tech University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement

The Library at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Librarian faculty position, responsible for collaborating with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty in the various disciplines in the College of Health Sciences to promote student learning and success. The position will support research and teaching, primarily in the health sciences, and collaborate with campus and community partners to promote emerging technologies, trends, and career competencies The Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences develops the collections to enhance the diversity, inclusion, and range of collections, observing best practices and discipline specific needs. This position provides library diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership and develops transformative library services with aims to eliminate equity gaps based on gender, age, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, neuro-cognitive-physical ability level, and other unique circumstances. The Library encourages broad participation in reaching decisions and consequently the Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences will contribute to discussions and provide input and serve on various committees and teams. Library faculty are members of the academic community with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, student learning and success, service, and scholarship and creative activity.

The ideal candidate will be student-focused, enterprising, growth-oriented, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative, team-based environment. The candidate should demonstrate openness to exploring and implementing new ideas and practices. Recent MLIS graduates and early career librarians with an interest in the health sciences are encouraged to apply. The library is committed to providing training, mentoring, and other forms of support to encourage the growth of this position. More information about the department and faculty can be found online at .

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of health science disciplines and health science librarianship/health information professionals.
  • Develop, evaluate, and assess collections to effectively support accreditation, the health sciences curriculum, and scholarly success of health sciences students and faculty.
  • Collaborate with faculty to create relevant outcomes-based learning resources and instruction to integrate information and digital literacy into the health sciences curricula.
  • Provides general and subject specific reference services through in-person and virtual on-call and scheduled research consultations, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Library's mission and goals.
  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required (minimum qualifications):
  • Master’s degree in Library Sciences or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Experience teaching research methods, information literacy, bibliographic and library instruction sessions to students and other patrons in one-on-one, classroom, and/or distance mediated instructional settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with library colleagues, students, faculty, staff, other libraries, other agencies, and the public.
  • Strong technology skills and experience with a variety of online databases and resources.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • One (1) or more years of professional experience related to the health sciences.
  • Familiarity with medical vocabulary and research processes in the health sciences.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in physical, life, health, or related science.
  • Commitment to and demonstrable experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience working with library users of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural and academic backgrounds.
  • Experience or familiarity with learning management systems (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) and open educational resources (OER).
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position, with occasional evening/weekend work. Desired start date of October 1, 2022. Annual salary of $53,000 - $56,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 1, 2022 ; position open until filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University’s non-discrimination policies:
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

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