Assistant / Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian
The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as its Research Services Librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering. The successful candidate will possess willingness to enhance research services for the entire campus community. With a renovation scheduled to begin in 2018, the Research Services Librarian will play an important role in helping to shape the Libraries’ advanced research support services to be offered in the new Scholars Commons. Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.
Responsibilities of Research Services Librarian
Provides leadership for advanced research support services offered by the University Libraries
Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus partners in identifying and promoting research support for faculty and student research, grant initiatives, information and data management, research impact and metrics and other research related activities
Initiates programming related to advanced research support services, such as workshops and presentations to campus stakeholders
Assists with the development of the Scholars Commons
Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation services
Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as limited general education instruction
Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences
Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
Serves on various library, university and professional committees
Minimum of 33 credit hours completed at the time of application from an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent, with an expected graduation of December 2017
Excellent written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires at least five full years of post-graduate experience working as a professional librarian and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship
Degree in a STEM field, or previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers, or 12 credits of college coursework in STEM
Successful experience in working with diverse user communities
Teaching experience, especially in a university library setting
Knowledge of the libraries role in supporting the research lifecycle
Excellent oral communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Knowledge of technology platforms in library or academic environments
Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment
Effective inter-personal skills
Strong public service orientation
Demonstrated success in creating and leading projects
Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission and identity
This is a full-time faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure- track) or Associate Professor (tenured), reporting to the Director of Education & Information Delivery. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits.
To apply, submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. Applicants who do not have a completed MLS degree or its international equivalent, but have at least 33 credit hours, must also supply a copy of their transcript. Apply online at: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24577 Applications must be received by November 22, 2017. Anticipated starting period will be in the Spring term of 2018.
The University of Dayton offers excellent benefits and educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events.
The Dayton region offers a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and more. The Dayton area is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city’s “Welcome Dayton” immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region’s ethnic and cultural diversity.
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic Research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.