FACULTY STAFF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position #FY 12-77
April 26, 2012
HIRING UNIT: LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
TITLE/RANK: Director of the Research Commons, Assistant or Associate Professor
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services (LIS). The Director of the Research Commons is a member of the Administrative Team, responsible for managing all units of the Research Commons including reference services, collection management, subject liaison librarians, and University Archives & Special Collections. The Director works with the Commons faculty and staff to plan, develop, implement, and assess all aspects of the Research Commons. The Director and subject librarians provide input to the Director of Instruction and Outreach in developing the general instruction program. As an information professional in a tenure-track faculty position, regular contributions are required in scholarship, research and other creative activities in library and information science, or related disciplines. A high level of proficiency in librarianship, including the use of relevant technology and best practices in public services is expected.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, 12 month continuing contract, tenure-track position. Tenure track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.
SOURCEOF FUNDS: State
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $60,000. Excellent fringe benefits.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in library or information science from an A.L.A accredited library school. Two years post M.L.S. experience in an academic or research library. Strong vision for user-focused information resources and delivery. Dedicated service orientation. Professional expertise in the design, delivery, management and assessment of library information resources and services. Demonstrated leadership skills. Experience as a manger or a team leader in one or more of the following areas: reference services, collection management, subject liaison responsibilities, university archives, and/or special collections. Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills. Demonstrated ability to meet library information services and university standards in librarianship, research and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Experience in team building. Evidence of successful supervision or evaluation of librarians in a tenure track environment. Demonstrated success in collaborative endeavors. Experience in collection assessment. Experience in planning and implementing a departmental budget. Experience with emerging technologies in information resource delivery. Record of scholarship and/or creative activity and professional service.
UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The University is situated on 2,600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi river. Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality of life.
Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information regarding Library and Information Services and the University can be found at the web site: http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of completed applications will begin (May 23, 2012). The position will remain open until filled.
SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPTS AND THREE CURRENT PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES TO:
Director of Research Commons Search Committee
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Lovejoy Library, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063
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