Faculty Position Announcement

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Assistant professor; tenure track, full faculty status, rank and responsibilities; permanent 12-month appointment.

The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the position of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian to lead, develop, and maintain digital collections and services. The Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian will work closely and collaboratively with library and university employees to ensure that the University of Idaho Library’s digital initiatives are an integral part of its collections and services. This position will manage and develop a growing collection of digital exhibits, associated web pages, book digitization projects, and work with others on the establishment of an institutional repository. The successful candidate will play a leading role in planning and developing a comprehensive strategy for emerging digital initiatives and projects that support the university’s vision for library services in a land-grant environment.

Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program; demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs; experience digitizing and providing access to collections; experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and presenting digital information; excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle complex analytical and detailed work; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to interact effectively with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment; ability to engage in research and scholarship required for academic rank and tenure requirements.

Desired: Experience with CONTENTdm or other content management systems; ExLibris, Voyager, or other integrated library systems. Applied knowledge of metadata or cataloging schemas, including Dublin Core, EAD, XML, FGDC, DarwinCore, DACS, MARC, etc. and appropriate thesauri. Working knowledge of institutional repositories, standards, and applicable intellectual property policies. Experience with building web pages, using oXygen or Dreamweaver editing software. Will be assigned web development responsibilities. Experience developing grant proposals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: be intellectually curious with a desire for continuous learning, enthusiastically contribute to the University’s research and teaching programs, explore emerging technologies as potential library applications, and be committed to the ideals of faculty service.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank; salary at this rank is $41,000 plus full fringe benefits. For complete information regarding benefits, please refer to this website: http://www.hr.uidaho.edu  

TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must complete the online application available at the University of Idaho’s Human Resources site: http://www.hr.uidaho.edu/. Candidates will be asked to submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

START DATE: June 1, 2010

CONTACT: Direct questions for additional information to: Ben Hunter, Chair, Selection Committee University of Idaho Library PO Box 442350 Moscow, ID 83844-2350

Review of applications will begin Feb.15, 2010

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