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James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Psychology Librarian. This position will work in the Research and Education Services department and will join the liaison team serving JMU’s College of Health and Behavioral Studies.
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. Liaison librarians at JMU work together in a team-oriented structure to serve their communities. Teams evaluate collections, collaborate on instruction and deliver research, teaching and learning support.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty positions have excellent benefits including 24 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on September 4, 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 contribute to the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.
Duties and Responsibilities
- 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 holistic 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 health science, behavioral science, or social science discipline. - Demonstrated knowledge of trends in health, behavioral, or social 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.
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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.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
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