Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) [library.unco.edu] seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99991. This is a contract-renewable position that reports to the Head of Instructional Services.
UNC instruction librarians teach students from a variety of diverse backgrounds and are committed to facilitating dynamic, learner-centered experiences for all students. The successful candidate is responsible for teaching face-to-face and online as part of a well-established credit-bearing information literacy program. In addition to credit courses, Instruction librarians develop and deliver one-time, course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate students using innovative, active-learning techniques. The individual in this position will engage students by creating web guides, tutorials, and digital learning objects. The individual will also participate in assessment to support the continuous improvement of the instructional program and demonstrate the Libraries’ impact on student learning to stakeholders.
Instruction librarians maintain relationships with numerous programs on campus, including the Center for Human Enrichment, the UNC Honor’s Program, and the Center for International Education. The successful candidate will contribute to various outreach activities to cultivate campus and community partnerships.
This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that include curriculum development, classroom assessment, liaison activities, collection development, and special programming. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and prioritize work assignments within a vibrant and stimulating environment.
Additional information about the Instructional Services Department can be found at: http://library.unco.edu/instruct/index.htm
Minimum Qualifications: Earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program by start date.
Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting.
Knowledge of techniques for evaluating/assessing student learning in the classroom.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching credit-bearing courses.
Experience developing credit-bearing information literacy courses or online modules.
Experience implementing or facilitating outreach activities to stakeholders.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Experience with creating digital learning objects or tutorials.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Application Materials, Contact, and
Screening of applications will begin on September 1, 2015.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must complete an online application form and attach a letter of application, highlighting suitability for the position, and curriculum vitae, including names of three references with their mail and email addresses and telephone numbers.
For questions contact Gregory Heald, Associate Dean, University Libraries, 970-351-2601, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search Committee Chair: Jessica Hayden