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From: Aaron W. Dobbs <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Job posting: Tenure Track STEM Librarian - Shippensburg Univ - PA

Come work with me at Shippensburg University as our new Tenure Track STEM Librarian!
(I am chairing this search committee, feel free to track me down for more information)

The Library at Shippensburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty librarian, starting in August 2016, who will serve as the STEM Librarian. This full-time, 9 month, faculty librarian position holds several primary areas of responsibility. These include taking a leadership role in the development of relationships between the university library and faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines; developing and delivering a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in STEM disciplines; providing beginning through advanced level support for searching scientific databases; providing assistance to students in developing excellent skills in scholarly communication in the sciences; providing high-level assistance with core data management tools (e.g. Excel, SPSS, etc.) as well as basic support for more specialized tools (e.g. Mathematica, MATLAB, R, etc.); taking a leadership role in the promotion and support of original undergraduate research, particularly in the sciences; and maintaining general librarian responsibilities including participation in strategic planning, reference services, and library instructional services to university students, faculty and staff.

Based on her/his skill set and the needs of the library, the incumbent will serve on library and university committees and taskforces and will be assigned additional library responsibilities. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.


Candidates must:

 1. hold a master’s degree in library science from an A.L.A. accredited program, 

 2. have completed significant graduate or undergraduate coursework in a core STEM field or fields OR have 3+ years’ experience as a STEM or science librarian, and 

 3. demonstrate excellent customer service orientation and skills, a high level of comfort with technology, awareness of technology issues, knowledge of library services assessment, and a commitment to earning an additional graduate degree in a STEM or STEM-related discipline before tenure. 

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.


Highly desirable qualifications include an already earned graduate degree in a STEM discipline; substantial understanding of current trends, issues, and standards used in an academic environment; knowledge and experience using statistical, reporting, or data graphing software such as Veusz, Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, NVivo, SAS, Liseral, R, etc, familiarity with computer programming skills, academic library experience, library reference and instruction experience, knowledge and expertise with relevant reference databases and resources, and experience with scientific writing and knowledge and understanding of what it means to write scientifically. 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.


All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. 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 vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact information for three references, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required if granted an on campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position has been filled. Official transcripts are required prior to interview.



Aaron Dobbs

Scholarly Communication & Electronic Resources Librarian

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA  17257

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