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Faculty Position FY16-009
August 26, 2015

Position Title
Health Sciences Librarian (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Hiring Unit
Library & Information Services

Job Description/Responsibilities
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services invites applications from dynamic and service-oriented candidates for the position of Health Sciences Librarian.  SIUE seeks a creative librarian who is flexible, collaborative, and able to deliver responsive and innovative information services in the health sciences. 

This position reports to the Director of the Research Commons and works as a team member in a rapidly changing, technology-rich environment.  The Health Sciences Librarian is a faculty member and the subject liaison for the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy; and as such, teaches information literacy and evidence-based practice and selects appropriate information resources in support of each school’s curriculum and research agenda.     

This liaison librarian will consult with the faculty liaisons in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy regarding collection development decisions.  He or she will teach and assess information literacy classes and participate in university courses for nursing and pharmacy.  The position is also responsible for creating teaching modules, LibGuides and other open educational resources.  All subject librarians provide reference service through embedded or other digital methods.  This position coordinates activities with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of information resources, including online databases and delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard.  The person in this position is responsible for planning and administering the materials budget.  He or she will be actively involved in scholarly activity including writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.  All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications
M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school, work experience in an academic/research or special library; knowledge of library and other digital information resources, including online searching, federated search engines, link resolvers and learning management systems, and the internet; experience with or familiarity with proposal writing and implementation of grants; excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills; demonstrated initiative and flexibility in adapting to change; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment; excellent teaching skills; demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements; strong service orientation

Preferred Qualifications
Two years of professional experience in an academic library and/or a specialized degree or coursework in a health science discipline, bioinformatics, instructional technology, or a related field; experience teaching evidence-based practice using emerging technologies and instructional methods; experience working on systematic reviews and other comprehensive searches;  knowledge of current issues in health sciences, including clinical translational research, interprofessional education, and quality improvement; knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives such as the National Institutes of Health (NHI) Public Access Policy and compliance, as well as open educational resources.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, Fiscal, 12 month continuing, Tenure-track position.

Source of Funds

Minimum: $43,000 annually, salary commensurate with experience

Application Process
Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, transcript, and references to:          

Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063

Or submit materials via email to:

Application Deadline
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

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