Tenure-Track Librarian Position Announcement

New Haven, Connecticut
May 16, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Library Services                                            

Rank: Assistant or Associate Librarian

Specialization(s): STEM Librarian                                      

Search # 18-061

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.  The STEM Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU’s growing STEM programs and ongoing STEM initiatives. The STEM Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to assigned academic departments (such as: chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics).  The Librarian assists with providing reference service as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment.  Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department curricular and research needs. As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement; for further information see https://www.scsuaaup.org/. Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:  Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent; background in STEM fields or knowledge of resources for STEM disciplines; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual; interest in tenure-track faculty responsibilities related to librarianship and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications: 2 years or more of professional library experience in an academic library; an undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field; experience providing library services, including instruction and collection development, to STEM programs in an academic library; familiarity with current trends in STEM librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology; background, experience, or coursework in statistics, data analysis, or other quantitative methods; experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team. 

Application Process:  Please submit letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  STEM Librarian Search Committee Chair at [email protected].  For best consideration, all materials must be received by June 7, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.  

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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