Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) [https://www.unco.edu/library] seeks a creative, collaborative, inclusive, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Resident Librarian in Information Literacy and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99992. This is a 1-year contract-renewable position, not to exceed a total of 2 years, 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 are committed to facilitating dynamic, learner-centered experiences for all students. The successful candidate is responsible for teaching 3-4 courses per year as part of a well-established credit-bearing information literacy program. In addition to teaching credit courses, the successful candidate will develop and deliver 10-15 course-integrated instruction sessions per semester using innovative, active-learning techniques. The individual in this position will also engage with 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.
The Information Literacy & Undergraduate Support department librarians maintain relationships with numerous programs on campus, including the Center for Human Enrichment, the UNC Honor’s Program, and University 101. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students from a variety of backgrounds and contribute to various outreach activities to cultivate campus partnerships. The University of Northern Colorado serves approximately 10,000 students, many of whom are often underrepresented at research universities. More than one-third of UNC undergraduates are first-generation college students, and more than one-quarter qualify for federal need-based financial aid. Of all UNC students, more than one-quarter identify as students of color.
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. This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that include curriculum development, classroom assessment, liaison activities, and programming. The position also offers opportunities for scholarly activity and/or service based on the interest of the incumbent.
Additional information about the Information Literacy and Undergraduate Support Department can be found at: https://www.unco.edu/library/services/information-literacy/
Earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program by start date.
Experience teaching in libraries or other settings.
Knowledge of techniques for evaluating/assessing student learning.
Experience using active, collaborative, or other innovative techniques to teach information literacy.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Experience implementing or facilitating outreach activities.
Experience with creating digital learning objects or tutorials
Closing Date: Open until filled, preference will be given to applications received prior to March 19, 2021
Application Materials, Contact, and Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on March 19, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must complete an online application form and attach a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, names of three references with their emails and telephone numbers, and a diversity statement.
The University of Northern Colorado is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are learning and growing together to create an inclusive campus community, particularly in the classroom and in the workplace. The University of Northern Colorado is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX employer.
Minimum salary: $55,000 Preferred start date: July 1, 2021
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