Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks
applications for the position of STEM Instruction and Outreach Librarian. This
is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position
reporting to the Head of the Teaching and Engagement Department. The successful
candidate will focus on developing library services and programming to support
STEM students in their curricular and co-curricular learning.
- Works collaboratively with campus partners and
OSULP colleagues to develop library programs and outreach initiatives that
support student retention and success, with a focus on STEM disciplines.
- Identifies, builds, sustains and assesses
relationships with campus units and organizations working to increase
representation of traditionally underrepresented students in STEM fields.
- Engages with the OSU community by building
relationships with a specific STEM-focused academic unit, promoting library
services and resources on campus and contributing to library-wide conversations
about strategic directions.
- Represents the library on campus-wide committees
and task forces supporting student engagement, academic success and/or
diversity in STEM.
- Collaborates with academic faculty, graduate
teaching assistants, local community leaders and other members of the OSU
community to develop effective research assignments, learning experiences, and
digital learning resources for OSU students.
- Assesses student learning outcomes, and
contributes to department-wide learning assessment efforts.
- Contributes to the strategic development of
OSULP’s instruction program and to the shared governance of the Teaching and
- Provides instruction, research help, and
expertise face to face and online.
- Conducts research to inform practice, and
contributes to scholarly conversations in journals, at conferences and in other
appropriate outlets. Contributes to the practice community of academic
librarians using appropriate media.
- Participates in regional and national
professional organizations and societies.
Minimum / Required Qualifications
- Master's degree in library or information
science from an ALA accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, or at
least 2 years of demonstrated experience with instruction or outreach to STEM
students in an educational context.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain
collaborative relationships with departments, programs, community organizations
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver
educational programming, for example teaching, training, facilitating
discussions, delivering workshops or informative presentations
- Demonstrated awareness of the challenges
students from traditionally underserved populations face in STEM fields and the
ability to design services and programs to help students navigate those
- Demonstrated ability to foster and support
equity, inclusion and diversity in learning or other environments
OSULP is a forward-looking organization that contributes
actively to the teaching and research mission of the University. OSULP is a
medium sized research library with an updated learning commons and excellent
teaching facilities. OSULP offers a collaborative, fast-paced work environment
that is focused on providing innovative services and resources to our students,
faculty, and staff. For more information, see the 2012-2017 Library Strategic
OSU is located in beautiful Corvallis, OR, one of the safest
and greenest small cities in the United States.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and
diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically
underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities,
veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to
help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Application due date: February 22, 2016
For more information, and to submit an application, please visit the job posting found here, or navigate to the posting through the Oregon State Jobs page at:
http://oregonstate.edu/jobs and search for job posting #0016936