Librarian Instructional Faculty/Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Instructional Faculty
Working Title Librarian Instructional Faculty/Assistant Professor
Department 260100 - Kirkpatrick Library
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998527
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu and apply to position 998527.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) transcripts; (4) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Screening of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

The desired starting date for this appointment is July 1, 2018. This is a 12-month appointment.

For questions about the position, please contact Maya Kucij, chair of the search committee, at kucij@ucmo.edu.

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional faculty hours as defined in the University of Central Missouri Faculty Guide.

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Faculty Librarian Subject Specialist Liaison focuses on the teaching of information literacy, both generally and within their subject specialty, in the classroom as well as through consultations. Liaisons are responsible for developing resources that connect UCM students and faculty with the information they are seeking, providing research and information service to UCM faculty and students, developing professional relationships with faculty members in their assigned departments, managing collections in their subject areas, and being active in the library profession and across campus. As faculty members, liaisons engage in shared governance and may pursue scholarly activities. Other duties as assigned.

Liaison to: the College of Education
Initiate and maintain contacts with faculty members in assigned departments/colleges/schools.
Teach information literacy to students, generally and in assigned areas.
Teach information literacy course LIS 1010: Truth, Lies & Information Management.
Create learning tools, library guides, etc. to connect students and faculty with the information they are seeking.
Provide research and information consultations (one-on-one, via chat/email/phone/in person, small groups) to faculty and students.
Promote library and information resources and services to faculty in assigned areas.
Develop collections in assigned areas in all formats, including collection development of the Curriculum Collection.
Participate in activities hosted by the Library and by assigned departments.
Engagement:
Participate in library committees, task forces, working groups, etc. and governance.
Participate in library activities, events, etc.
Participate in university-wide governance.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree.

Computer Skills
Experience

Minimum of one-year full-time equivalent academic library experience including experience in providing reference services, instruction (online and in person), developing online instructional tools (e.g., LibGuides, etc.).
Experience developing collections in the subject liaison areas.
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the current roles, services, and resources of academic libraries.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Knowledge of and experience in education-related disciplines is strongly preferred.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with library faculty and staff in a team environment.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents