Job opportunity: First Year Experience Librarian @ The University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CUL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative First Year Experience Librarian to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is Spring 2019. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

Position Description

The First Year Experience Librarian will:

  • Coordinate the first year experience program for the University Libraries and provide information literacy instruction to undergraduates in a variety of disciplines.
  • Have a passion for teaching and be excited about providing instruction to lower-division undergraduates.
  • Serve as the liaison to the First Year Learning Communities, First Year Research Experience, High Schools, Orientation and Transition programs, Residence Life, and the University College.
  • Teach credit courses for the CUL&LS’s Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (OILS) department.
  • Be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual ready to join a dynamic, collaborative team of information professionals.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers, and employ communication, organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

They will work to meet scholarship and service requirements for promotion and tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.

The CUL&LS integrates the UNM values of Academic Freedom, Diversity Within the Academic Community, Creativity and Initiative, Excellence, Integrity and Professionalism, and Access and Student Success into all we do. As identified in the CUL&LS strategic plan, we strive to be “a leader in imagining, creating, and realizing the 21st century academic research library and university.”

Primary Duties

  • Coordinate and assess the impact of the first year experience program for the University Libraries.
  • Design shared instructional materials in various formats (including online tutorials, in-class activities, user guides, and training materials) — working closely with other librarians in doing so.
  • Teach OILS 101: Introduction to Information Studies (3 credits).
  • Build relationships with students and faculty to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Market library services to assigned liaison areas and to the university community.
  • Participate in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meet scholarship and service requirements for promotion and tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contribute to CUL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • Two years of teaching experience.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with information literacy concepts and trends (e.g., the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and curriculum mapping).
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students, faculty, and campus partners to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience with face-to-face and online instruction, including the design of instructional materials, activities, and curricula as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses.
  • Demonstrated skill in using principles of effective design to communicate information or solve problems.
  • Knowledge of Spanish or an Indigenous language of the Southwestern U.S.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Instructions

Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, Statement of Teaching, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information. Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, at lboetger@unm.edu. Note: We will require official transcripts at the time of hire.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration

For best consideration, please apply by 11/2/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

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