Temple University invites applicants for a Science &
Reporting to the Head of the Science, Technology, Engineering
and Biomedicine Unit, the Science & Engineering Librarian
provides reference, specialized research support and instructional
programming for students, faculty and staff in engineering,
biology, chemistry, computer & information science, earth &
environmental science, the mathematical sciences and physics.
Serves as library liaison for five or more science and engineering
departments. The Science & Engineering Librarian conducts
outreach to specialized labs and research centers in the College of
Science & Technology and the College of Engineering. The
librarian develops instructional materials and provides library
instruction to students in the assigned subject areas as well as
undergraduates in the general education curriculum. Participates in
general reference and research consultations for students, staff,
and faculty in person and virtually, by appointment and upon
request. Engages faculty through outreach and promotional
activities, including committee participation and attendance at
collegial meetings and events and assists researchers and students
with navigating the research and scholarly publication process.
Contributes to the development and delivery of specialized services
for research support and data management and select materials for
library collections in all formats in support of the school’s
academic programs. Maintains awareness of current trends in
librarianship, sciences and engineering, higher education, and
related academic fields. Performs other duties as
Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and
beyond, including close to 40,000 students; over 2,000 full-time
faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and
Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler
and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and
learning services, offering open access to our facilities and
information resources, and fostering innovation and
experimentation. Our collections total more than four million
physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic
journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We
also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of
special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives,
photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the
award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to
advance learning and scholarship.
This is a hybrid position (on-campus and
Required Education and Experience:
ALA accredited MLIS/MLS. Experience designing and delivering
learning content and applying information literacy concepts, such
as developing learning outcomes and employing assessment
techniques, to practice. Substantial coursework, library experience
or practical lab experience in engineering or science fields, such
as biology, physics, chemistry, geology, etc. An equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
•Demonstrated ability to provide research support and instructional
•Proficient analytical, organizational, management and
•Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines.
•Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding
and rapidly changing environment.
•Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a
culturally and racially diverse campus community.
Applicants are encouraged to communicate how their
skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that
may not be obvious
•Experience in a science or engineering academic setting providing
reference, consultation or liaison services.
•Experience with evidence synthesis in engineering and sciences as
a research method.
•Knowledge of or experience with STEM data analysis tools such as
MatLab, Python, or R.
•Knowledge of or experience with tools for collaborative research
such as GitHub, electronic lab notebooks, data repositories, data
sharing tools and repositories.
•Facility with instruction and information technologies and
creative use of technology to enhance learning.
•Experience developing and managing science or engineering-related
collections in all formats.
•Knowledge of the information needs of relevant disciplines and an
understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly
•Educational background in a STEM discipline.
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal
opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability,
ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by
In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's
COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff,
and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving
authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious
exemption approved by the University. An individual is
considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose
of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a
single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who
do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement
will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or
an exemption is requested and approved. For more information,
visit the University's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.
In the performance of their functions as detailed in the
position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical,
legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that
their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their
primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees
are also expected to understand and be in compliance with
applicable laws, University employment policies and regulations,
including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their
essential functions cause them to interact.
To obtain additional information about Temple University, please
visit our website at www.temple.edu.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position and view other opportunities, please
visit our website at http://careers.temple.edu/.
Please reference job 22001758.
Please attach your cover letter résumé, and three references to our