Reference Librarian/Arts, Media, and Design Librarian (Tenure Track, Assistant Professor)

Central Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Central Michigan University is seeking a librarian to join the CMU Libraries as our Arts, Media, and Design Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position serves in the Library Research and Instruction Services (LRIS) department and reports to the Associate Dean of University Libraries. Service on library and university committees and participation in the CMU Libraries’ strategic planning efforts are required. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position, and the individual in it will be expected to meet the university’s requirements for reappointment, tenure, and promotion, including scholarship and service.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides specialized library instruction and research consultations for students within the College of the Arts and Media and the College of Education and Human Services. Programs include but are not limited to Art and Design, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Communication, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Interior Design, and Journalism.

Provides general reference services, including virtual reference, to support all students and faculty. 

Works closely with the library’s Adobe Digital Lounge to support student development of digital

Provides research support for faculty including literature searches.
  Consults with faculty during the online course development process to recommend and embed appropriate library services and resources. 

Serves over 2,000 students and over 90 faculty in arts, media, and design degree programs. 

Develops and assesses arts, media, and design collections (journals, books, media, etc.). 

Teaches LIB 197, a one credit information literacy course, on a rotating basis. 

Participates in library projects and initiatives.

Serves on library and university committees and within the academic library profession.  

Actively engages in scholarly and/or creative endeavors.     
Salary is commensurate with qualifications; minimum $58,500. Excellent benefit package available, including medical, dental and generous retirement contributions.   Review of applications begins 10/04/2021. The starting date is negotiable, but January 3, 2022 is preferred. Information about CMU can be found at 

We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply. Applications must be submitted online at:

Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, October 4, 2021.   

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CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:
Phone: 989-774-3253
Office: 103 E. Preston St.
Bovee University Center, suite 306
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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