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Library Assistant Professor

East Carolina University

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Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Library Assistant Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Health Sciences Library

Department Homepage :

Advertising Department :


Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Library Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Liaison Librarian

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications.:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library (Laupus Library) serves as the primary information resource center for the University’s instructional, research, and patient care programs in the health sciences. It also serves as the comprehensive information resource center for health care professionals who practice in northeastern North Carolina. In addition, Laupus Library serves as a secondary resource for nontechnical health care information for health care consumers in the local community. The Laupus Library emphasizes proactive information provision including the acquisition of current and relevant materials, reference services that recognize the existence of diverse levels of client expertise and needs, and the implementation of new technologies for accessing and managing information.

Job Duties :

The Information and Research Services Liaison Librarian provides proactive, library user-centered education, research, and information services using a variety of methods and technologies. This position will serve as a liaison to one or more departments, colleges, or schools within ECU’s Health Sciences Campus. This position works closely with teaching and research faculty to integrate library instruction and research expertise into the curricula and culture of assigned programs. The position develops and maintains instructional materials for faculty and students in distance education and on-campus programs. The position also provides expert search services in a variety of health subject areas and serves the needs of faculty, staff, and students within all of the colleges and schools in ECU’s Health Sciences. The position serves as a member of the Information and Research Services team and provides excellent customer service in client settings and in the library. The position includes regular reference shifts and related tasks assisting library users as needed. This position reports to the Assistant Director for User Services.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provides expert reference, searching and research assistance, including systematic reviews and other kinds of expert level searches. Serves as a liaison to assigned programs in colleges and schools in ECU’s Health Sciences by building and maintaining strong professional relationships with faculty and students, assessing information needs and responding with appropriate library services and resources, leveraging current technology trends, and implementing best practices. Works occasional shifts at the Service Desk including some Saturdays. Provides subject expertise in reviewing and making recommendations for library acquisitions and contributes to the development of library collections and services.
Develops, markets, and delivers instruction sessions on a variety of library and information seeking skills and related topics. This position will assess and maintain awareness of needs in assigned programs. This position creates instructional materials including but not limited to LibGuides, online tutorials, and online classes. Provides tours and library orientation classes as needed. Develops and delivers formal library classes on a variety of related topics as needed. Maintains knowledge and skills related to current technologies and trends in distance education and related fields. Proactively seeks ways to utilize new technologies to improve library skills instruction. Seeks out professional development opportunities as needed.
Provides expert assistance for researchers. Participates in the Laupus Library Systematic Review Service. Counsels and educates users on what constitutes a Systematic Review versus other similar expert level literature searches. Works closely with Research Librarian to assist researchers with a variety of tasks such as but not limited to meeting federal grant requirements, exploring open access publishers, managing research data, research skill development support for undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty scholarship and publishing support.

Participates in the work of the User Services division of Laupus Library and works collegially with Access Services staff.

Participates in Laupus Library committees and projects as assigned.

Participates in scholarly activities and professional service.

Maintains professional demeanor, behavior, and ethics.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or international equivalent.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an academic or health sciences library, or who can communicate a thorough understanding of the roles and functions of a librarian in the health sciences.

Demonstrated participation in teams to conduct systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence synthesis, consensus statements, and similar tasks

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated adaptability, particularly related to the changing field of librarianship

Strong interpersonal skills

Strong customer service orientation

Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Demonstrated good time management skills

Willingness to lead projects and committees and champion ideas

High comfort level with new technologies and the challenges and rewards they bring to this career

Willingness to actively collaborate and contribute to group and team processes

Ability to maintain professional demeanor in challenging situations

Must be flexible and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment with rapid changes.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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