The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries seeks application and nominations for the Head of the Library Liaison Program. UNLV Libraries seeks candidates dedicated to managing the liaisons role as partners in teaching and learning as well as their outreach activities to support research throughout its lifecycle for all users from undergraduates through faculty.
Profile of the University
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the nation, UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. Founded in 1957, UNLV is a growing urban research institution. Major areas of strategic focus for the campus are: attaining a Carnegie Foundation designation as Tier One "Research University/Very High" (RU/VH) and entering the top 100 American research universities; and developing a public medical school in Southern Nevada that will boost the regional economy and provide the community with more access to quality health care.
UNLV faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people that contribute to UNLV’s mission of teaching, research, and service. On a vibrant campus you will find a supportive workplace, and tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.
Profile of the University Libraries
In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values, the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.
Role of the Position
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research & Education, the incumbent will be responsible for the leadership, ongoing development, and day-to-day management of library services, operations, and staffing related to the Library Liaison Program. Managing a department of 10 liaison librarians who work with specific academic programs, the Head/Liaison will coordinate with other department heads to manage the liaison role as educational partner and instructor as well as in collection assessment and development. The incumbent will work with the Digital Scholarship department to assess needs and promote services related to scholarly communication and open access initiatives and support liaisons in their outreach roles. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (tenure-track) or Rank III (tenured); ranks equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary range starts at $ 65,000 – salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.
Application materials must include: 1) cover letter; 2) current resume; and 3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers for 3 professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience in cover letter; initial review will evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Head/Liaison Search Committee Chair, and submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.