Texas A&M University Libraries seeks creative and dynamic professionals to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Science and Engineering Librarians. We are hiring two individuals for full-time positions with an 11-month academic appointment. This is an open-track faculty search allowing applicants to indicate a preference for either a tenure-track/tenured position with research and service expectations or a non-tenure track position with professional service expectations. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor or Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, Instructional Professor depending on qualifications.
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Evans Subject Specialists, these positions join a team of Science and Engineering Librarians in advancing teaching, learning, and access to information resources to students and faculty. The positions will create and deliver a program of outreach services to include library promotion, needs assessment, collection development, reference, and instruction in support of the assigned departments and the general population of students, faculty, and staff. The positions will develop and share subject expertise in assigned areas, working collaboratively with AskUs Services, Learning and Outreach, Collection Development Operations and Acquisitions Services, Systematic Reviews, the library open access team, Data Management, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication, and any other library faculty and staff as needed. Using in-depth knowledge of the Libraries' subject collections and constituents' needs, the positions will develop the collection in assigned areas accordingly.
In addition to providing targeted services these positions will participate in Libraries-wide outreach, information literacy and scholarly communication initiatives, as well as general reference to the A&M user-community. Duties also include collection assessment, creation and maintenance of subject focused LibGuides, and development in support of departmental research and curricular programs.
This science and engineering librarian positions will support and promote the Libraries’ and Texas A&M University’s shared vision and values, engage in professional service and research activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion, and other duties as assigned.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice. In keeping with the University’s charge, the incoming Science and Engineering Librarians must apply a culturally competent lens to these vital positions within our organization to accomplish our mission and to fulfill our core values.
• American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
• Degree or significant coursework in science or engineering related areas; or 2 years of professional experience working with science and/or engineering clientele in a research library setting.
• Demonstrated awareness of faculty and student needs at a research institution.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and productively across different groups/units/teams.
• Demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead projects.
• Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service or user-centered services.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.
• Demonstrated evidence of library assessment practices
• Knowledge of scholarly communication practices and trends including open educational resources (OER)
• Experience with instruction practices and assessment
• Experience with collection development
• Experience with digital tools and/or methodologies
• Experience providing in-depth research and/or reference consultations
• Ability to be flexible and to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily
• Willing to take risks, create, and pioneer new opportunities
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and 3,200 faculty.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
The vision of the University Libraries is to be the indispensable hub for discovery, learning, and creativity at Texas A&M. The pillars of this vision are a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations; a suite of robust services and a dedicated team exceeding customer expectations; an inspirational environment that delights and invites use; and an organizational culture celebrated for its trust, openness to risk and strengthened by its collaboration and diversity.
The Libraries currently rank in the top ten among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries with competitive starting salaries (considering the regional cost of living). Current staffing includes approximately 160-170 classified and professional staff and 85-90 faculty. More information can be found at http://library.tamu.edu
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications must be received by May 28, 2021 for consideration. Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references.
They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal for the Academic Professional Track - Instructional position: http://apply.interfolio.com/86746
OR for the Tenure Track position: http://apply.interfolio.com/86747.
Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at point of negotiation with the successful applicant. Please direct questions to Aimee Upton at [email protected].
The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant’s qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.