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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

POSITION:

Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian (Jim Dan Hill Library)

POSITION:

Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian (Jim Dan Hill Library, with co-appointment in Department of Writing & Library Science)

Tenure track library position as Information Literacy Librarian in the Jim Dan Hill Library, with [co-] appointment in Library Science within the Department of Writing & Library Science. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with rank of Assistant Professor, reports to the Director of the Library and participates in the Writing & Library Science Department.

DUTIES:

  • Plans, implements, coordinates and teaches instruction sessions across the curriculum that develop information literacy skills according to current and emerging standards;
  • Uses active learning pedagogy within courses, including course-integrated one-shots, embedded instruction, and workshops;
  • Assesses information literacy instruction, and uses the results to strengthen the program;
  • Collects and compiles meaningful library instruction data and prepares reports;
  • Works collaboratively with faculty to design and integrate information literacy into the curriculum, including Writing Across the Curriculum, First Year Seminars, General Education, Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creativity Activity (URSCA), and graduate programs;
  • Keeps current in new teaching, learning and technology movements and examines their applicability to library services;
  • Develops online learning resources that apply current educational technologies and communication tools in an academic setting;
  • Provides in-person and virtual reference assistance;
  • Works collaboratively with librarians, faculty and staff on collection development for assigned liaison subject areas;
  • Teaches semester-length courses for the minor in Library Science;
  • Engages in an active program of teaching, scholarship and service in accordance with departmental standards for promotion and tenure;
  • Participates in library and university committees as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA accredited master's degree by end of spring semester 2014
  • Experience in teaching library instruction sessions
  • Experience in providing reference service

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in and successful application of education technology to improve student learning outcomes;
  • Knowledge and application of teaching and learning theories that include trends in higher education related to the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strong problem-solving skills, public service orientation, excellent interpersonal/communication skills and commitment to continuous learning

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. S/he will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing emerging technologies in the classroom is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.

SALARY:

UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.

STARTING DATE:

June 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Review of applications will begin Monday, May 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply on-line at UW-Careers (http://www.uwsuper.edu/hr/employment/career-gateway.cfm) and submit your application packet, to include:

  • Letter of application
  • Vita
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the click here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the #14-24 Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
    o At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process.
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to add or change materials will not be available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please contact Ms. Julie Bracket by e-mail with any questions about the application process at jbracket@uwsuper.edu. For questions or clarifications about the position, please contact Interim Library Director Laura Jacobs by e-mail at ljacobs@uwsuper.edu.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.


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