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Assistant Professor of Library Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK
posted June 4, 2013 3:00 PM
The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for the tenure-track faculty position of Science Librarian. Founded in 1917, UAF is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university. It is the principal research center for the statewide university system, and emphasizes high-tech, high-latitude research in numerous areas including Arctic Biology, Marine Science, Agriculture, Forestry, Geophysics, Geology, and Northern Engineering. UAF research expenditures were $117 million in fiscal year 2012. The Science Librarian will assist with the provision of both in-person and on-line general reference and research services including occasional weekend hours.
The incumbent will be responsible for collection management , specialized reference, research and outreach services pertaining to the physical and biological sciences. Responsibilities include teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. This will include one section per year of Library Information and Research (LS 101), a one-credit course required for Baccalaureate graduation. It will also include the design and implementation of course integrated bibliographic instruction for undergraduate and graduate level science.
Faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service.
The successful candidate will be expected to meet UAF campus wide criteria for promotion and tenure.
Assist in the revamping of the library's reference and research services with appropriate inclusion of technological advances; reorganization of physical space to accommodate a learning commons environment; expansion of the library's instructional and outreach activities; and the development of data curation and management programs under the rubric of a campus wide institutional repository.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent foreign-accredited program by date of hire. Evidence of effective communication skills. Bachelor's degree in any of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects. Experience with collection development, reference services, or library oriented instruction in the sciences. Established record of professional, scholarly, and research activity.