Learning and Student Engagement Librarian-- Texas A&M University
Post date: Feb 19, 2019
Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as the Learning and Student Engagement Librarian. This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities for scholarly activities and/or professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for promotion. The appointment may be as a tenure-track/tenured position or a clinical (non-tenure track) position, depending on the successful candidate’s professional interest, scholarship engagement, and professional service.
The position reports to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Learning and Outreach and Associate Dean for Public Services.
The Learning and Student Engagement Librarian responsibilities include:
- Contributes teaching to a growing library instruction program coordinated through the L&O unit including course-integrated information literacy instruction
- Works strategically with partners in the Libraries and across campus to plan instructional programming that furthers the educational mission of the Libraries and the university
- Measures instructional outcomes, promotes integration of library instruction into the curriculum, and assesses programming in support of student success
- Supports the planning and implementation of the unit’s outreach and student engagement activities
- Develops and maintains sustainable partnerships with campus organizations geared toward student engagement
- Enhances library instruction to meet the needs of the evolving educational landscape, including potential services and resources for distance education students; supports and promotes the Libraries’ and Texas A&M University’s shared vision and values
- Engages in professional service and research (if applicable) activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion and tenure (if applicable)
- Other duties as assigned.
- American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
- Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy principles and practices
- Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills
- Familiarity with best practices in pedagogy, particularly in library instruction
- Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently, and collaboratively
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
- Evidence of presentations to groups
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
- Degree in education, related field, or demonstrated professional development in information literacy
- Demonstrated evidence of effective engagement strategies for presentations to groups of all sizes
- Demonstrated experience in library instruction
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to library outreach, distance education, and/or instructional technology
To be considered for a tenure track title of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, candidates must engage in an ongoing body of scholarship evidenced by publications in high quality, peer reviewed journals or other significant venues, and an engaged record of service at a national level. Candidates interested in coming in with tenure will be required to go through a complete review process, including letters from external reviewers and a faculty vote. To be considered for a non-tenured, Academic Professional Track title of Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, or Instructional Professor candidates must engage in professional service at multiple levels with demonstrated national impact.
In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.
The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 242 individuals which includes 75 librarians holding faculty status
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 63,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.
Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.