Two positions available: Reference/Instruction Librarian

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University of Idaho Library: Reference/Instruction Librarian (Two positions available).
Assistant professor; full faculty status, rank and responsibilities; 12-month appointment.

This entry-level, tenure-track position offers the successful candidate an excellent career opportunity as a university faculty member and academic librarian.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will participate as a library faculty member providing instruction and reference service in support of the academic programs of the University of Idaho. This entails providing general reference service (including some evening and weekend hours); collection management and liaison in assigned specialty areas; participation in library instruction program; and development of Web-based instructional materials. Library faculty must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement and service for tenure and promotion.

START DATE: August 1, 2010.

Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program; evidence of a broad knowledge of print and electronic information sources; excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills including effective presentation skills; familiarity with current technologies used in libraries; strong, enthusiastic commitment to innovative public service; ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment; and ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired: Reference experience; academic library experience; evidence of teaching abilities; experience in selecting and developing library collections; evidence of strong computer skills (including but not limited to experience with creating and maintaining Web-based products); demonstration of creativity or innovation in library services; experience with project planning and assessment; evidence of ability to provide service through electronic delivery; knowledge of data management and metadata schema, and evidence of scholarly engagement in the field of library or information sciences. As the University of Idaho is the flagship and land grant institution in the state, secondary subject masters in fields that support this mission will be welcomed.

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:  

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

CONTACT: Direct questions for additional information to: Rochelle Smith, 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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