Open Educational Resource (OER) Librarian, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20085

Jan 28, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Open Educational Resource (OER) Librarian, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20085

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Bellevue WA, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Division: Academic Affairs
Job Number: R20085
Job Status: Full-TimeRepresentedTenure-Track

An assistant (tenure-track) professor librarian performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Dean of the Library. This position focuses on leveraging our library collections (in print and digital formats) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) available widely to reduce and/or alleviate the financial burden on students to purchase textbooks for classes. Working closely with the team of librarians, as well as faculty, staff, and students from across the campus, the OER Librarian selects materials to support curricula, paying attention to the format needs of the classes. This position would be the key library figure working in support of Open Education Resources on campus. This position also contributes to reference, instruction and library outreach to our multicultural campus community. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGEAnnual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $66,580.43 ; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $71,390.63 unless exceptional circumstances prevail. We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; personal leave; temporary housing; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Library Media Center plays a central role in accomplishing Bellevue College's mission and goals by being student-centered and committed to teaching excellence. In order to advance the lifelong educational development of students, the Library continually strengthens its collections and services in breadth and depth, supporting increased curricular offerings and varied instructional modes of delivery.

Open Resources

  • Provides leadership and vision for the College's Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives.
  • Guides faculty in the finding, adoption, and assessment of OER resources
  • Supports faculty in labeling OER and low-cost course materials based on the ctcLink OER & Low-Cost Labeling policy
  • Maintains familiarity with OER repositories and related tools
  • Provides education, information, and support to faculty regarding copyright, fair use, and licensing in adoption and creation of materials

Collection Development
  • Coordinates the selection of resources that support the curriculum
  • Identifies areas of the core collection in need of review and/or expansion
  • Selects materials to support and amplify the voices of underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations (e.g., students with disabilities, students of color, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA, veterans, English language learners, etc.)
  • Utilizes appropriate evaluation tools for selection and deselection of resources
  • Collaborates with Systems Librarian and the Cataloging and Acquisition Tech Lead to ensure access to resources

Reference & Instruction
  • Teach and assess library instruction using various approaches and modalities for a diverse student body
  • Develop a variety of equitable instructional tools to support students with different learning styles
  • Foster a learning environment where diversity and equity are advanced and inclusion
  • Provide culturally competent individual reference services

Outreach & Campus
  • Connect with the campus community to demonstrate and promote the role of the library in instruction and student success
  • Liaise with an assigned division to serve as a communication bridge between the division and the library
  • Participate in college-wide efforts to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
  • Advocates for OER adoption and funding with key stakeholders

Professional Development
  • Maintain professional competence through participation in professional organizations, workshops, conferences, reading journals and taking courses
  • Participate in professional development activities related to the scholarship of teaching and learning, learning theory, equity in the classroom, and education
  • Maintain current knowledge and practical skills in cultural competency


  • Master's Degree or higher from an American Library Associate (ALA) accredited institution
  • One (1) year experience in a professional library setting
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating library resources and making recommendations for selecting/acquiring or withdrawing
  • Demonstrated familiarity with developments, resources, and services related to open and affordable course content, open access, open licensing, and copyright
  • Familiarity with copyright law, open licensing options, fair use, author rights, archiving rights, institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, and related issues
  • Experience providing instruction, reference or research consultation services, or workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate learning of students/colleagues from diverse backgrounds and levels of readiness

  • Experience in higher education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others across disciplines/fields, with a team focus
  • Ability to build supportive relationships with students and staff from varied ethnicity, age, background, learning style, and ability, and a commitment to culturally diverse environment
  • Experience in integrating diversity, pluralism, and inclusion into library practices, or equivalent transferrable skills
  • Ability to fluently communicate in one or more languages in addition to English.
  • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment


Applications received by 03/07/2021 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The position will begin Fall Quarter, 2021.

Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor positions are eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:
Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How To Apply:
Click on the word Apply at the top right corner of the job announcement.

Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
  • Complete an online Application
  • Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, including teaching experiences
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College. Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy.
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)

  • To apply, visit

    Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact [email protected] or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.

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