Campbell Library, located in Glassboro, NJ, seeks creative and dynamic candidates for the position of Digital Humanities & Social Sciences (DH&SS) Librarian. While serving as a liaison to specific departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), this newly established position will also provide critical support to faculty, students, and staff working in digital humanities and social sciences. Working in partnership with colleagues–including the Digital Scholarship Center Coordinator, the Repository Manager, the Scholarly Communication & Data Curation Librarian, staff in Library Technology Services, and the staff of University Archives and Special Collections–the DH&SS Librarian will assist CHSS faculty in the development, planning, implementation, creation, and support of digital teaching and research projects. In addition, they will provide research support, instruction, and collection development services in their liaison areas.
The successful candidate will: have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment; have a proven capacity to work effectively in teams and build partnerships; and be committed to engaging in scholarly activities and providing service to the University, the community, and the profession.
This full-time tenure-track AFT (American Federation of Teachers) librarian faculty position will report to the Director of Research Engagement and Scholarship at Campbell Library. The successful candidate for this position will be hired at the rank of Librarian II (AFT Range 26) or Librarian III (AFT Range 22), depending on their prior experience. For more information on steps and ranges please visit the agreements section of the Council of New Jersey State Locals Website at: http://www.cnjscl.org/
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Rowan University and the Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through our work at all levels of the organization. The DEI Strategic Action Plan for the University is publicly available, including the Libraries’ specific goals (accessible using the All Library Services Units option under the Department/Unit drop-down). More information on the Libraries’ DEI work can also be viewed at the following link: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rowan University Libraries
In addition to other application materials, all candidates are required to submit a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement of approximately one page. This statement should provide brief, specific examples of the candidate’s developed knowledge of DEI principles and practices in academic library work, the candidate’s experience promoting DEI through their professional work, and the candidate’s plans to continue promoting DEI in their work at Rowan should they be selected for the position.
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf.
The Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian will work with students, faculty, and staff in specific departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), providing information literacy instruction, research consultations, and collection development services to their assigned departments. In addition, they will coordinate Rowan University Libraries’ support for interdisciplinary digital projects in CHSS and the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts (RECCCA).
Candidates should have a working knowledge of instructional technologies, learning management systems, presentation tools, and emerging technologies in digital projects, and will ideally have particular areas of strength in digital scholarship, such as computational approaches to textual analysis, geographical information systems (GIS), or similar areas. The ideal candidate would also have experience in the creation and documentation of digital production workflows and the ability to work collaboratively with library staff, university faculty and staff–especially campus IT specialists.
- A Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from a library school accredited by the American Library Association (or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent)
- Experience planning, implementing, and managing digital scholarship projects
- Experience with one or more DH&SS methodologies (e.g., text encoding (TEI), platforms such as Omeka, data visualization, etc.)
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in an academic environment, both independently and collaboratively
- Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, inclusive, and ethical practice and pedagogy
- Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing organizational priorities and duties
- Background in the humanities or social sciences
- Ability to fulfill the Tenure & Recontracting criteria for a library faculty member on the tenure track, including the creation of scholarly presentations and publications
- Experience with Springshare software, especially LibGuides, LibChat, and LibAnswers
- Experience with information literacy instruction and/or instructional design
- Advanced degree in the humanities or social sciences
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Published: Friday, April 1, 2022 18:54 UTC
Last updated: Friday, April 1, 2022 18:54 UTC