Job Bank 11/16/12

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Career Opportunities at the College of William & Mary and the University of Colorado, Boulder

Associate Dean of Research & Public Services, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary

The Associate Dean of Research & Public Services is a new position developed to help us achieve our goals for integrating the library more fully into the research and instructional programs of the University.

This Associate Dean will provide leadership and coordinate a cohesive public services philosophy for the Earl Gregg Swem Library and the branch libraries.  There are 25 staff in the departments of Research Services, Circulation, Inter-Library Loan and the Media Center.  Along with leading the Public Services Leadership Council, the Associate Dean will provide support and direction in the execution of the strategic plan. The position will communicate regularly with all public service staff, building occupants who provide services within the main campus library, and branch libraries. Building occupants include the Writing Resources Center and Tribe Tutor Zone, The Center for Geospatial Analysis and the Copy Center. Branches include the Music, Chemistry and Physics Libraries.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of scholarly communication issues and be a campus voice on issues related to how the library supports and promotes faculty and student research. The position will play an integral role in faculty outreach initiatives. Applicants should have a passion for instruction and experience working with faculty as instructional partners. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this position is a member of the Dean’s Directors Council, providing overall leadership for Swem Library.

This is a non-tenure professional faculty position with a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 24 days of annual leave per year in addition to 12 paid holidays.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s degree from an accredited library/information studies program;
  • Seven years progressive experience in an academic library;
  • Demonstrated success as a manager and leader;
  • Commitment to professional development;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills..

To apply for this position, visit .  The Search Committee will begin review of applications on December 10, 2012.”

The Japanese Studies Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Director of Arts & Humanities in the University Libraries.  Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities; virtual reference and instruction services; classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; selecting library materials in the areas of East Asian Languages, primarily Japanese and Korean; and working collaboratively with the Chinese Studies Librarian to guide collection management decisions in the vernacular of East Asian languages’ collections. This position serves as one of two liaisons to the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and the Center for Asian Studies and shares responsibility for the development and delivery of research and instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The Japanese Studies Librarian supports the integration of new technologies and services into the Arts & Humanities department and actively participates in departmental policy planning and delivery of services. The University of Colorado Boulder holds the largest research collection of Asian language materials in the Rocky Mountain region.

The Arts & Humanities Department provides virtual and in-depth personal reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder and specializes in services and collections for the arts and humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution by the time of appointment.
  • Superior Japanese language skills as well as excellent spoken and written English.
  • Familiarity with an academic or research library working environment, which could include reference and instruction, collection development, virtual reference and learning management software, or Asian-language cataloging.
  • Academic background in the field of Asian studies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly, and/or professional achievement at a national level.

Appointment and Salary
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the senior instructor or assistant professor. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities.  Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin December 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by this date in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 819880, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at The full position description can be viewed at

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.   Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at  In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.



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