(20170411) Science and Mathematics Librarian

posting number 0407999

James Madison University


Applications are received through JobLink at: http://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64613



James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Science and Mathematics Librarian. This position is the liaison to JMU's College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), which includes the biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology and environmental science, mathematics and statistics, and physics and astronomy departments.

LET is established as a campus leader in information literacy instruction, research support, curricular and special collections, and educational technology integration. This position joins an organization that is dedicated to building on these strengths while supporting a collaborative and innovative culture.

JMU is a public, comprehensive university of approximately 20,000 students located in the Shenandoah Valley two hours from Washington, D.C. The university has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top-rated public regional Master's level university for seventeen consecutive years. The university places a strong emphasis on undergraduate research and offers 38 master's degree programs and 8 doctoral programs.

Tenure-track faculty positions have excellent benefits including 24 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. References will be requested at the interview stage.

JMU Libraries endorses the ACRL Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Libraries. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion.

LET is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. LET’s goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives, and world views that is found within our university community.

Liaison librarians at JMU work within a collaborative, team-oriented structure to:
- Support research and information literacy by serving as a subject-specialist liaison to faculty, students, staff, and academic departments.
- Provide a broad range of liaison services including outreach, information literacy instruction, scholarly communication support, and collection management.
- Provide information services and facilitate connections across campus that promote student success and support faculty research, including general and specialized reference services, consultation services, and innovative information delivery services.
- Contribute to the publication and presentation of relevant research at the national, state, university, or departmental level.
- Demonstrate leadership and professional contributions in relevant service activities at the national, state, university, or departmental level.

Required Qualifications:
- A master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.
-Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
- Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of trends in science librarianship.
- Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
- Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
- An understanding of open access publishing and research data management in the sciences.

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0407999. Salary is commensurate with experience. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.  




Posted Date: 
04/11/2017 to 05/11/2017