DescriptionMurphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive and sustainable library instruction program. Responsibilities include designing and developing pedagogically rich tools and experiences to enhance critical thinking and information literacy on campus; incorporating learning theory and instructional technologies into the library’s teaching and learning experiences; playing a major role in conducting information literacy instruction sessions; participating in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects; and participating in collegial governance and campus and professional activities. The library recognizes and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the library’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated librarian and mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science; at least one year of professional academic library experience developing and delivering information literacy instruction; excellent oral and written communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in field or sub-field of Education and/or coursework in instructional design or educational technology; At least three years experience with library instruction in an academic library. Expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and the design and development of online learning objects and instructional modules. Commitment to the librarian’s teaching role in the University. Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.
UW-L is an AA/EEO employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
SALARY AND RANK: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. An approximate 50% summer contract also is available.
STARTING DATE: August 26, 2013.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this faculty position, the campus commitment to diversity, the work/life environment, and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu. First review begins February 4, 2013; this position is open until filled.
Published: Monday, January 21, 2013 19:23 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC