Teaching & Learning Librarian— University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Post date: Mar 28, 2021

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Teaching & Learning Librarian, UNLV University Libraries [R0124115]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 130 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.

The Research and Education (RED) Division has six departments (Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, Knowledge Production, Access Services, and Safety & Loss Prevention, Teacher Development & Resources Library), three branch libraries (Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development & Resources Library), and has 40 staff members, of which 21 are library academic faculty. RED fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. This mission is realized through instruction of learners; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.

UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.

ROLE of the POSITION

UNLV University Libraries seeks a collaborative and creative librarian who is ready to share expertise in information literacy, instructional design, and student outreach to serve as a Teaching and Learning Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Educational Initiatives, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will join an innovative and collaborative team that supports undergraduate learning, online education, co-curricular outreach to students, and faculty development.

The Teaching and Learning Librarian will collaborate with faculty and staff in the library and across the university to design tools and learning experiences that enhance lessons in information literacy and critical thinking delivered to UNLV students. The incumbent will participate in the planning, development, and assessment of the Libraries’ instruction services.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with flexibility and creativity. The incumbent will be able to share examples of working effectively with a group towards accomplishing goals such as in department, division, campus, and committee meetings with students, staff, faculty, and administration. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices in order to engage students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional academic libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with liaison librarians to develop undergraduate instruction for specific disciplines that support the first-year experience.

  • Coordinate and manage the annual Lance and Elena Calvert Award for Undergraduate Research.

  • Participate directly in the development, provision, and assessment of curriculum-integrated instruction sessions, including but not limited to those for first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus undergraduate curriculum.

  • Participate in planning, developing, marketing, implementing and evaluating instructional service program activities offered by UNLV Libraries.

  • Contribute to ongoing assessment of student learning within the Educational Initiatives department, and collaboratively develop new assessment projects that meet departmental goals.

  • Provide research and technology assistance through individual and small group consultations both in person and online.

  • Keep current with trends and developments in educational technology applications and tools that support and enhance learning.

  • Participate in outreach efforts to promote the UNLV Libraries to campus stakeholders for the Research and Education Division.

  • Participate in the activities of the Research and Education Division and contribute significantly to the planning, development and assessment of the Division’s policies and services.

  • Participate in faculty governance activities, including attending faculty meetings, voting on bylaws changes, voting in other faculty elections, and serving on committees when elected or appointed.

  • Keep current with trends and developments in assigned areas of responsibility and the field of librarianship.

  • As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and UNLV Libraries standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.

  • Recent experience or course work in information literacy instruction.

  • Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and best practices in the creative design and delivery of instruction.

  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Evidence of commitment to professional growth.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred

  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting, including designing lesson plans and assessment tools.

  • Experience developing engaging orientations, student support activities, or other co-curricular outreach to students.

  • Experience coordinating awards or other programs that recognize outstanding research.

  • Experience participating in efforts that promote, elevate, or grow student research activities.

SALARY RANGE

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant (Rank II, tenure-track) or Associate Professor (Rank III, tenure-track/tenure). Starting salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities. Benefits information is available here: https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

UNLV University Libraries provides generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 22, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Teaching & Learning Librarian Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0124115” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

EEO/AA STATEMENT

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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