Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian, Millersville University, Millersville PA

Position:    Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian

                  Instructor or Assistant Professor

                  Full-time, tenure track, academic year

                  Beginning August 2014


Description: Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Millersville, PA) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member to support undergraduate student research, success, and retention at Millersville through collaboration with campus partners, programs, and communities of practice. The successful candidate will also support and advance the library's mission by participating in the general education information literacy program, providing online and in-person research assistance, contributing to on-going assessment efforts, creating learning materials including online tutorials, and serving as subject librarian to assigned academic departments.


The Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum recently underwent a $25 million dollar renovation and now features a digital media studio, writing center annex, flexible library classrooms, faculty collaboratory, and café. The library consists of 12 faculty librarians and 11 support staff. Library faculty are full members of the university faculty with all rights and responsibilities of other faculty members, including eligibility for promotion and sabbatical leaves. Library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, service to the institution, and institutional governance. The candidate, as part of the tenure requirement, must have made significant progress toward a second graduate degree within five years. 


Required Qualifications: MLS or MSLIS from an ALA accredited institution. Strong commitment to and knowledge of current trends and issues in research assistance and librarianship. Experience in providing library instruction and/or teaching. Experience providing research assistance. Experience with communities of practice or peer-to-peer learning. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Clear understanding of public services function. Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility. Evidence of a commitment to student learning commensurate with the university's strong instructional mission. Demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity.


Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and willingness to work cooperatively in a changing library and university environment. Experience with original research project. Experience with multiple formats for provision of research assistance. Experience creating instructional materials of varying format in support of information literacy skills acquisition. Experience developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities. Second masters degree or doctorate/PhD.


To Apply & See Full Job Description: Go to https://jobs.millersville.edu and create a faculty application.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current professional references will be required. For questions, please email Search Committee Chair, Dr. Marilyn Parrish.


Application Submission: Full consideration given to applications received by January 10, 2014.

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