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Health and Life Sciences Librarian

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 7/25/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 8/25/2017 APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Materials should be submitted electronically to Sha Towers, Search Committee Chair, at: Sha_Towers@baylor.edu.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Health and Life Sciences Librarian
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F015209
Vacancy Number F015209
Position Type Faculty
City Waco
State TX
Zip 76798
Position Description
Rank Assistant Librarian
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
Responsibilities

• The Health and Life Sciences Librarian serves as a team member of the Research and Engagement department and is actively involved in outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, collections, acquiring subject knowledge, and developing scholarly communications for the health and life science departments specifically and the university community in general.
• Provides assistance involving subject knowledge or other specialized areas of expertise such as data management, repository services, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship to meet the information and research needs of faculty, staff, and students.
• Analyzes trends in the research programs and curricula of assigned units and keeps current with the literature and scholarship of the disciplines.
• Collaborates with colleagues within and beyond the Libraries to plan, deliver, assess, and improve library teaching and learning initiatives within the context of the larger curriculum of the university
• Designs and implements pedagogically appropriate instruction in a variety of modes, methods, and materials and integrates information literacy concepts and skills into curricula, courses, assignments, and learning experiences
• Works closely with assigned departments to develop an understanding of the ongoing needs for library resources and builds collections to support research and teaching needs and uses collections to foster relationships with library users
• Pursues professional development opportunities through local and national conferences, meetings, and workshops and involvement in professional organizations
• Engages in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
• Meets University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on topics related to areas of responsibility

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
• Understanding of scientific research processes and the research data life cycle
• Knowledge of a wide range of STEM information sources and technologies
• Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: biological, cognitive, consumer, family, health, life or psychological sciences; plus competency to serve clients in a variety of other scientific fields
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a diverse clientele in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment
• Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with demonstrated skills in oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal interaction
• Effective organizational, teaching, and presentation skills
• Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and initiative in one’s work
• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities
• Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Post-secondary academic degree in biological, cognitive, consumer, family, health, life or psychological science and experience with STEM research
• Experience in an academic or research library including experience in collection development and public services and in developing partnerships with academic departments and other campus units
• Experience with grant development, data management, and scholarly communications
• Experience with geographic information systems, data visualization, or other digital scholarship tools
• Familiarity with the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
-Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about)
-Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents
-Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
-Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
-Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
-Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year
-Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
Open Date 07/25/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 7/25/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 8/25/2017
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Materials should be submitted electronically to Sha Towers, Search Committee Chair, at:
Sha_Towers@baylor.edu.

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