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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant Professor - Research & Instruction Librarian/Undergraduate Experience Librarian - #002926Department:
Research and Instruction ServicesPosition Summary:
The Undergraduate Experience Librarian (UEL) will collaborate with colleagues, including another undergraduate experience specialist, to design, coordinate, and assess undergraduate learning opportunities and services. The person in this position will:· provide library instruction and research assistance and develop web-based instructional content, including videos, graphics, and research guides;· provide research assistance and library instruction for undergraduate programs such as first-year composition and first-year experience classes;· evaluate the undergraduate user’s experience of the library;· and explore new approaches to library orientations and workshops.This position will have an emphasis on program-level assessment and planning. The librarian will also engage with partners across campus such as student organizations and residential life. The librarian will participate in collections, serve on the library’s social media team, and perform other duties as assigned.This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, reporting to the department head of Research & Instruction Services. Position is available immediately. Anticipated salary range is $52,000-$54,000. 24 days of annual vacation leave. Choice of retirement plans, see the Human Resources website (https://www.wcu.edu/discover/campus-services-and-operations/human-resources-and-payroll/index.aspx) for details. Hunter Library is a progressive and innovative organization and serves a growing, dynamic university. It has a decades-long reputation for world-class service to faculty and students. Professional scholarship and development are expected and supported.Carnegie statement:
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:
• Experience providing reference assistance to library users• Experience in creating synchronous and asynchronous web-based instructional content for users• Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication• Knowledge of a wide range of information tools and sources and a creative, persistent approach to finding authoritative information• Familiarity with tools and methods for assessing the effectiveness of library services• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills• Demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction• Competence in working productively, both independently and with a teamMinimum Qualifications:
• MLS from ALA-accredited program of library or information science or international equivalentPreferred Qualifications:
• Classroom teaching experience• Experience with instructional design and assessment• Experience with program-level assessment• Experience in project management and strategic planning• Experience providing reference service in an academic environment• Experience using instructional design software to create e-learning contentPosition Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours Per Week:
40Number of Months Per Year:
06/30/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online and attach a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a list of professional references with complete contact information.Background/E-Verify:
For more information, contact Heidi Buchanan at 828-227-3408 or [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.