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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
(I am chairing this search committee, feel free to track me down for more

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

 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 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



Aaron Dobbs

Scholarly Communication & Electronic Resources Librarian

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA  17257

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