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Research Education Librarian, University of Utah/Utah Asia Campus (apply by Jan. 29 for preferred consideration)

LIBRARY TITLE:  Graduate & Undergraduate Services Librarian

JOB CODE:  Research Assistant/Associate Librarian

LOCATION: Salt Lake City and theUtah Asia Campus in Incheon, Korea

FULL CONSIDERATION: January 29, 2018

POSTING LINK: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/71965


Brief Description:

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Research Education Librarian to work four weeks each semester at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC) located in Incheon, Korea and spend the rest of the time at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This is a career-line faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for three years. This is an excellent opportunity to work with University of Utah faculty and students to engage them in information literacy, research, critical thinking, and accurate writing and citation styles.  The incumbent will engage with faculty and students across disciplines and campus units and meet regularly with the Marriott Library Associate Dean for Research and User Services.  Reporting to the Head of Graduate & Undergraduate Services, the successful candidate will:


Teach library research workshops for 4 weeks each semester at the UAC and participate in teaching at the University of Utah Salt Lake City campus that includes being a guest lecturer for first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.


Provide one-on-one and small group research consultations and offer research and technology assistance in person and online.


Participate in outreach and engagement to the Salt Lake City and the UAC campus that expands connections and builds partnerships.


Participate in the development of the print collection at the Incheon Global Campus.


Lead instructional design efforts through:

  • Identifying educational best practices and sharing them with the teaching librarians;
  • Incorporating student-centered learning outcomes;
  • Assisting librarians in a move from face-to-face to online instruction through an understanding of online teaching best practices;
  • Mapping information literacy concepts into relevant university courses
  • Engaging with other librarians and campus faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction
  • Developing innovative tools and services for effective library instruction for both face-to-face and online classes
  • Developing and implementing methods to assess the effectiveness of library instruction.


Plan and implement orientation and retention events at both campuses.


Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.


Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.


Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of relevant experience and advanced degree.
  • Experience working with students for whom English is a second language.
  • Demonstrated resiliency in the face of obstacles.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy to groups and individuals.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library, including the development of online learning objects and experience with learning management systems.
  • Passion for service to the profession and academia as well as interest in developing a scholarly profile.
  • Knowledge of and engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework)
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law. (http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html)


Desired qualifications:

  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.  
  • Additional advanced degree(s), particularly in the area of instructional design.
  • TESOL certification.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses at a college or university campus.
  • Experience living abroad.
  • Familiarity with international cultures.


Compensation: $53,000 - 60,000 dependent on qualifications, a $3,000 supportive yearly stipend while working at the UAC, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and paid sick and vacation time.  The University will provide travel for round trip airline tickets to get to Korea and back again each semester.  Housing at the UAC provided by the University.


Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by January 29, 2018.