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Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

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Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Undergraduate Engagement Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to create and foster successful partnerships with other university departments, to provide excellent services, and to adapt programs and services that support positive change within the institution.

The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian collaborates with subject liaisons and serves as a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, coordinating, designing, delivering, and assessing instruction for first-year writing, public speaking, and university perspectives courses, and provides research assistance and academic outreach, such as new student orientations and finals study breaks. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian represents the library in campus-wide discussions about undergraduate student success and defines outcomes to measure student success. The person in the position leads training for the library in developing effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian reports to the Director for Research and Instruction Services. Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.

Required Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in organization, time management, and coordination skills
  • Demonstrated experience providing library instruction, research assistance, and outreach
  • Familiarity with best practices in library pedagogy, such as ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Knowledge with assessment methods and tools
  • Experience creating and delivering training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exemplary service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment
  • Willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities such as outreach
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor. Salary: $55,000 minimum.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libraries.uark.edu).

The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by January 30, 2022, will receive full consideration. For the full posting or to apply, please go to https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Undergraduate-Engagement-Librarian_R0007695. When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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