Assistant Professor/Science Librarian - Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor, Science Librarian. This is a 12-month, full-time, continuing, tenure-track faculty position to start on July 1, 2020. Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instruction, the Science Librarian provides instruction, multimedia support services, reference, outreach, and library services to the University community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject specialist to departments covering the physical sciences, engineering and technology, providing formal and informal instruction in library research for these departments. Identify opportunities for outreach and strategic partnerships with specific SIU Carbondale departments, based on expertise.
  • Support the library’s information literacy program which includes teaching, assessment and developing instructional materials.
  • Seek out and develop opportunities to offer instruction and scholarship support with digital fabrication and multimedia services (e.g. 3D printing, 3D modeling, video production, audio engineering, etc.)
  • Offer workshops and serve as the library’s primary contact for copyright and related topics
  • Assist library users at the Information Desk with research and reference questions, face-to-face and remotely, including limited nights and weekends
  • Participate in collection development
  • Participate in the library’s scholarly communications initiatives including population of the Institutional Repository.
  • Conduct scholarly research/creative activity as part of position and promotion and tenure process
  • Engage in professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library Science (MLS)
  • Undergraduate degree in one of the Sciences or in Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience with at least one multimedia technology (digital fabrication, audio engineering, video production, virtual reality, etc.)
  • Experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing in-person or online reference service
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Potential to meet established Library Affairs criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Experience offering digital fabrication or multimedia services in an academic library setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of United States copyright law
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses

Application Deadline: April 17, 2020 or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit to create an account and apply.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.