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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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