University Librarian

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Working TitleUniversity LibrarianJob Summary

Savannah State University seeks qualified applicants for University Librarian. This is a twelve-month position with faculty rank and opportunity for tenure status. The University Librarian provides strategic vision and leadership for department faculty and staff. This position develops library initiatives that enhance student learning in curricular and co-curricular programs. Responsibilities include personnel selection and supervision, assessment of activities and library resources, and management of the Library’s budget; may require some night and weekend hours. May be directed to perform job related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; competitive benefits program.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and a second Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in a subject area taught at Savannah State University is required. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible leadership and supervisory experience in an academic library. College teaching experience with a record of scholarship that would merit appointment to a senior faculty rank. Experience in fundraising and grant writing; participation in state, regional and national library and information science organizations. Experience in developing and overseeing online teaching and learning programs and activities including online tutorials, guides, and open educational resources. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and other trends in higher education that impact libraries. Demonstrated competencies in information literacy and library instruction including assessment of library instruction and other library services and activities. Knowledge of and experience with budget management. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional service and collaboration with colleagues and academic departments to advance learning Background check may be required.

Preferred QualificationsSpecial Information to Applicants

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Posting NumberNumber of VacanciesDesired Start DatePosition End DateOpen Date06/04/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Complete application online; submit letter of interest, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Other Document




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 11/6/2020
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