Job Opportunity: Research & Instruction Librarian for Business (full-time faculty, 12-month, tenure-track), Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian for Business. The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm, with occasional hourly adjustments as needed. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor and will be compensated according to the collective bargaining agreement, see https://www.scranton.edu/academics/provost/FAC/fac_contract.shtml. A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan, paid vacations, holidays, research leave, and tuition remission. All full-time faculty members also have the opportunity to join our faculty union which serves as the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

The Research & Instruction Librarian for Business contributes to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition. In addition to regular faculty responsibilities, the Research & Instruction Librarian for Business engages in information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development for the academic departments in the University’s Kania School of Management and other cognate disciplines, including Communications, Health Administration, and Human Resources.

Essential Duties:

  • Teaches as part of the Library’s information literacy program, which includes information literacy instruction in core general education courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate level disciplinary courses
  • Provides research services and scholarly assistance to members of the university community both in-person and online
  • Serves as library liaison to the Kania School of Management, a role that includes providing course-integrated instruction and collection development in business related subject areas (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, operations and analytics), as well as other subject areas as assigned
  • Meets the expectations of tenure-track faculty while progressing toward tenure by following the expectations set forth in The University of Scranton’s Faculty Handbook
  • Provides the responsible provision of Library services and building operations coordination with other Library faculty and administration

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participates in Library and University initiatives, e.g., by serving on committees and leading in innovative programs and projects for the Library and University community
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirements: Possession of an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment 

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

  • Experience working in a library or archives
  • Experience working collaboratively with others to pursue, manage, and complete projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with business or related subject areas (e.g. accounting, advertising, finance, economics, health administration, human resources, marketing, operations. etc.)
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic librarianship related to research and instruction, such as knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Experience creating engaging learning opportunities for student, faculty, or community audiences
  • Proficiency in the use and adoption of technological tools, such as social media and other emerging technologies and platforms, for the delivery and support of library services
  • Strong desire to explore pedagogical approaches and learning theories that can enrich teaching practice
  • Familiarity with assessment methods and techniques
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Skills Required:

  •  Willingness to develop the knowledge required to provide information literacy instruction in business related courses
  •  Ability to deal well with members of the public
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Schedule/Work Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with occasional adjustments as needed.

Salary: Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting yearly minimum salary of $56,494.00. As outlined in the current collective bargaining agreement, see: https://www.scranton.edu/academics/provost/FAC/fac_contract.shtml.

About the Library and University

The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services, and programs that meet the dynamic and diverse scholarly, cultural, and social needs of the University and our community. We value teaching, research, and lifelong learning, and we are committed to intellectual freedom, preservation, accessibility, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 6th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report), Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of America’s comprehensive universities.

Official University of Scranton Diversity Statement

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

To Apply

Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a cover letter summarizing qualifications and strengths, a curriculum vitae (or résumé), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately with a potential start date of August 1, 2022. See a direct link to the job posting here: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/postings/5628. Prof. Ian O’Hara, Research & Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

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