Title of Position: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Collection Development and Assessment Librarian (Assistant Professor)
Deadline: April 7, 2014 until filled.
Name of Employer: Shippensburg University
Location: Shippensburg, PA
The Library at Shippensburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty librarian, starting in August 2014, who will serve as the Collection Development and Assessment Librarian. This position has three major areas of responsibility: to provide reference and library instructional support to university students, faculty, and staff; to provide leadership for faculty collection development activities, including, among others, library liaison activities, assessment of library collections, and the evaluation of gift materials; and to provide leadership for the assessment programs and activities of the library, including, among others, coordination of assessment activities in collaboration with others in every area of the library strategic plan, development of evaluation methodologies for library programs and services, and the compilation of data in various regular and periodic reports and surveys. Based on her/his skill set and the needs of the library, the incumbent will serve on library committees and taskforces and will be assigned additional library responsibilities.
Candidates must hold a master's degree in library science from an A.L.A. accredited program, and additionally, either a second master's degree in a subject area or a doctoral degree is required. Candidates must have excellent customer service orientation and skills, knowledge and expertise with relevant reference databases and resources, and a high level of comfort and proficiency with technology. Candidates will also have experience in collection development, knowledge and expertise with assessment of library services, and academic library experience. As part of a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence of understanding diverse populations.
Salary and Benefits:
This nine month position has a competitive salary with excellent benefits package including full tuition waiver at Shippensburg and other universities in the State System.
Application Procedure: All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu
with review of applications beginning on April 7, 2014, and continuing until filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official required if granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and sufficient budget allocations. Complete job descriptions are available on the library website. Shippensburg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.