Assistant Professor and Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Wichita State University Libraries (UL) invites energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals to apply for the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, with an appointment as Assistant Professor. As a member of Research and Instructional Services, this librarian reports directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Public Services and provides curricular and research-focused information services as liaison librarian for departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences including History, Political Science, Sociology, and other departments as assigned. This librarian is also responsible for the design, promotion, coordination, delivery, and assessment of the library instructional program as well as collection development for assigned departments Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, experience working in a library or educational setting, and experience providing library instruction and research services.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of humanities and social science information resources, scholarly communication, and research methods; knowledge of the principles and practices of library instruction, reference services, and professional standards; knowledge of trends and policies related to library use of digital technology and electronic resources; knowledge of trends and policies related to the role of academic libraries in the digital humanities; demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations; demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills; demonstrated experience working well in teams, and strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; willingness to accommodate a variety of learning styles and strategies in instructional delivery and learning activities, including online and blended learning, flexible teaching methods, and applied learning approaches; and evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarship at a level that would merit tenure and promotion.
The position carries a 12-month contract; excellent professional development support, vacation and benefits, including TIAA-CREF. Faculty librarians have tenure-eligible appointments with rank. Offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the Kansas Board of Regents.
WSU is an AA/EOE. Priority review will be given to applications received before August 12, 2019. For the full position description including required and preferred qualifications, go to:
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