Information Literacy Librarian & Assistant Professor

Greeley, Colorado, United States
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Job description

The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) [unco.edu/library] seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99996. This is a contract-renewable position that reports to the Head of Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support.

Information Literacy Librarians are part of the highly collaborative Information Literacy and Undergraduate Support department. They support 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 teaching credit courses, Information Literacy 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 teaching and learning and to demonstrate the Libraries’ impact on student learning to stakeholders.

Information Literacy 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. Specifically, the candidate will serve as liaison to the Center for Human Enrichment, the UNC TRIO program that supports UNC’s first generation students.

This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that include curriculum development, classroom assessment, liaison activities, professional 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 Information Literacy and Undergraduate Support Department can be found at: http://www.unco.edu/library/services/instruction/

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 or developing credit-bearing courses in any discipline.
  • Experience using active, collaborative, or other innovative techniques to teach information literacy.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially first generation students.
  • Experience implementing or facilitating outreach activities.
  • Experience with creating digital learning objects or tutorials

How to apply

Screening of applications will begin on January 30, 2017. 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, gregory.heald@unco.edu.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements :

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Satisfactory completion of a background and education check, receipt of original transcripts within one month of hire, and authorization to work in the United States are required after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC)is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling approximately 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in the City of Greeley, which has a growing population of 80,000. Greeley is situated an hour north of Denver and about 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Further information about UNC and Greeley is available at http://www.unco.edu.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.
The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University’s policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University’s Equal Opportunity Policy.

You’ll find rich, diverse opportunities at the University of Northern Colorado. UNC is large enough to offer engaging academic programs, a wide variety of support services and endless ways to get involved. And it’s small enough to be personal, welcoming and caring. You’ll find that UNC is an inclusive community of highly respected faculty members, dedicated staff and friendly, motivated students.