STEM Liaison LibrarianPosition Type:
Tenure StreamPosition Eclass:
FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave EarningUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries’ integral role in the community. As an essential component of education and research at UNC Greensboro, University Libraries offer access to more than four million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services, and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. For additional information, please visit library.uncg.edu and follow UNCG University Libraries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Position Summary:
The University Libraries seek an innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented, and dynamic individual to serve as a STEM Liaison Librarian. The STEM Liaison Librarian will work collaboratively with teaching and library faculty colleagues to develop and provide information resources, information literacy, and research expertise to faculty and students in life and physical science departments. Some evening/weekend work is expected. This position reports to the Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction and will join a highly collaborative department of nine librarians and three paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month leave-earning tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.Minimum Qualifications:
As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Our campus community is composed of people from across a panoply of ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. In addition to growing our student body, UNC Greensboro’s faculty of color have nearly doubled from 2015-2020. Jackson Library is a committed campus partner in UNC Greensboro’s goal to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and program offerings, in order to create a more diverse and inclusive culture.
Serve as a liaison to specific departments including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
Work collaboratively with disciplinary faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction face-to-face and online.
Develop outreach initiatives to support faculty, staff, students, and the community.
Work with faculty and students to promote best practices in data management.
Develop and maintain tutorials and online research guides.
Educate faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, Open Educational Resources, digital publishing, and copyright.
Provide general and subject-specific research service, including citation management software assistance.
Develop and manage collections and resources in all liaison areas.
Work with student success initiatives, including McNair Scholars program and undergraduate research.
Collaborate with the Department of Library and Information Science.
Conduct relevant research/creative activities as documented in the University Libraries Evaluation Guidelines.
Participate in professional service, as well as service to the library and university as documented in the University Libraries Evaluation Guidelines.
Required qualifications:Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver educational programming, which could include information literacy instruction, training, or workshop facilitation
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated strong public service commitment
Demonstrated experience with science information resources
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with librarians, faculty, staff, and students
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Ability to meet with promotion and tenure guidelines of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries
Preferred qualifications:Tenure Status:
Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience
Undergraduate degree in a science-related field or experience with science librarianship
Experience in an academic or research library with reference, information literacy, collection management, and/or outreach services
Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Experience using tools for instructional design, social computing, and online collaboration
Knowledge of tools such as SciFinder Scholar, Scopus, Google Scholar, etc.
Knowledge of scholarly communication in the sciences
Knowledge of the research lifecycle
Familiarity with citation management applications such as Zotero
TenureSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year. Application Procedures: Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable. UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who would enrich the University’s mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.Recruitment Range:
Minimum starting salary $55,000Org #-Department:
University Libraries - 11601Job Open Date:
03/04/2022For Best Consideration Date:
04/01/2022Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - OWork Environment:
Inside - C