#027-18 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (LIBRARY SCIENCE)
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (RFT MARC) is a premier center for social sciences and humanities research in the Western Pacific and a major resource related to Guam and Micronesia. One of the goals of the RFT MARC is to publish, promote, and distribute materials of scholarly importance relevant to the region that will enhance the intellectual understanding and contribute to the instructional program at the University of Guam and other academic institutions. The RFT MARC Library contains over 40,000 volumes of resource materials on Guam and Micronesia, and 800 unpublished theses and dissertations, 23,000 photographic prints, 90,000 negatives, and 4,000 slides. A popular part of the collection is the CHamoru Genealogy section, where more than 100 family genealogies have been traced.
The RFT MARC also houses the Spanish Documents Collection with more than 100,000 pages of Spanish documents concerning the lengthy colonial presence of Spain in the Pacific. The Manuscripts Collection contains the personal papers of many influential individuals active in the region, it is comprised of approximately two million pages of documents, which include letters, diaries, photographs and other papers which the individuals or their descendants have donated to the RFT MARC.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
RFT MARC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by the UOG Faculty Union, American Federation of Teachers, Local 6282. This position is in the bargaining unit.
The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Library Science) position will fulfill duties specific to three (3) areas of responsibility to include 1) Library and Academic Support; 2) Research; and 3) University and Community Service. While the successful candidate's primary responsibility will be providing direct reference support, this individual will also collaborate with other unit librarians in library technology management and acquisitions, coordinate with others to set unit policies and procedures, create and/or update manuals and forms, and other related areas. Faculty members are expected to perform in all three (3) areas of responsibility, load allocations for research or instructional innovation are possible and subject to the Director’s approval. The successful applicant will be required to teach using a variety of modalities, including on-line distance education. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a continuous record of peer-reviewed scholarly research and publication or topics relevant to library science and specific to Micronesia. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to maintain a continuous record of active university and community service relevant to the region and the services, goals, and objectives of RFT MARC.
Minimum: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Minimum experience/abilities should include: 1) At least one (1) year of professional experience in an academic or special library, particularly those serving graduate students, faculty, and members of the community at large; 2) Experience providing reference and research services in an academic library; 3) Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills; 4) Demonstrated ability to conduct original and complex copy cataloging using an integrated library system; 5) Demonstrated skill in the use of computer software and online cataloging tools; 6) Ability to collaborate with others in the development of written policies and procedures relevant to Unit programs and services; 7) Experience in cataloging using MARC21 and Dublin Core metadata; 8) Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; 9) Ability to coordinate and participate in all cataloging and metadata work including the creation of electronic resource and institutional repository records; 10) An academic or professional background relevant to the Pacific Islands region; 11) Must be willing to teach online.
Preferred: An advanced degree in an academic discipline related to the Pacific Islands region or demonstrated knowledge of Micronesian resources or conducting research on Micronesia.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Professor Omaira Brunal-Perry, Chair, Library Science Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.