The Library at Utah Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah,
invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant
Librarian faculty position, responsible for designing, assessing,
and coordinating library and course integrated information literacy
instruction and assisting with departmental and divisional
assessment, starting July 1, 2023. This position provides
leadership that enhances the value of the library to its users and
the institution by overseeing assessment of users’ needs, including
space planning, coordinating marketing strategies intended to
improve the use and application of library resources across the
curriculum, provide reference services that enhance the students’
academic needs, and provide instruction and materials for liaison
areas as needed. More information about the department and faculty
can be found online at https://library.utahtech.edu/
- Develop, coordinate, teach, evaluate and schedule library
research classes, in collaboration with the library and
instructional faculty, including a web-based credit course.
- Collaborate with library faculty, and others, to design and
apply formative and summative assessment to library instruction and
other Library and Open Learning Services departmental and division
- Develop and assess the instruction program (curriculum mapping,
developing learning outcomes, and assessment of these
- Work with faculty in other departments (liaison) to develop
materials, order materials, and give bibliographic instruction to
- Provide reference services both in-person and chat/online,
including evenings and weekends.
- Serve on the University Curriculum Committee and General
Education Committee and is the curriculum expert for development of
new Library and Open Learning Services courses.
- Supervise weekend library staff.
- Provide outreach and instruction to distance sites, including
managing content of distance education web page.
- Fulfill other duties as assigned, including additional
committee work at the institutional level as well as with the
- Master’s degree in Library Sciences 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
- Demonstrated experience designing qualitative, quantitative,
and mixed-method assessment of library programs and services.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
skills, especially in the area of negotiation.
- 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.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- At least three (3) years’ professional experience working with
an integrated library system.
- Experience working with library users of diverse ages, as well
as from various socioeconomic, cultural and academic
- Experience or familiarity with learning management systems
(Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) and open educational resources
- Familiarity with current national initiatives, methods, and
standards such as IPEDS, ARL/ACRL statistics surveys, ACRL
Standards with Libraries in Higher Education, etc.
- Experience or familiarity with curriculum development.
(12-month) tenure-track faculty position, with occasional
evening/weekend work. Desired start date of July 1, 2023. Annual
salary of $54.000+ depending upon 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, generous sick and
vacation leave accruals with twelve paid holidays throughout the
fiscal year, etc. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
May 8, 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,
approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned
for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine
annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor
recreational opportunities. 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
The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing
regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
- Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel
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- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby DeFeol Giacco - email@example.com
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit
- U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for
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Academics, Campus Safety, Student Services, Employment Laws, and
other requirement items per the Higher Education Act and other
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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.