LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES INSTRUCTOR
APPLICATION DATE: To ensure full review of your application, materials should be received by 5:00 p.m., February 07, 2008. Preliminary Screening will begin on February 08, 2008.
ANTICIPATED DATE OF EMPLOYMENT: September 16, 2008, Hiring for this position is subject to budget approval.
SALARY: This is a full time, tenure-track faculty position. Salary is based on the negotiated faculty salary schedule.
· Provide direct research and reference assistance to both faculty and students;
· Teach assigned credit classes in multiple formats in the Library and Information Services program;
· Provide leadership to develop the library’s information literacy instructional efforts into a systematic and course-integrated campus-wide information literacy program;
· Coordinate and report on information literacy assessment activities;
· Provide leadership in incorporating new and relevant instructional technology in teaching both on- and off-campus students;
· Actively pursue familiarity with information needs of college instructional programs and serve as liaison to assigned faculty and staff;
· Take initiative in working with other faculty to promote mastery of information resources and technology;
· Participate in library collection development;
· Promote and apply the College's values for creating a learning environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking;
· Participate in curriculum development that is responsive to a diverse community, students' needs and interests, and changing technologies in contemporary learning environments;
· Engage in department, division and college initiatives, as well as the shared governance of the College;
· Collaborate with colleagues in discussions of creating and observing department policies, course materials, teaching methodologies and assessment methods;
· Maintain competency in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities;
· Teach a flexible schedule, potentially including evening, on-line/hybrid, and/or off-campus assignments; and
· Perform other contracted duties, including student advising.
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS:
Applicants must possess a combination of academic preparation and professional experience that demonstrates the ability to:
· Create a classroom environment focused on active learning in which all students are welcomed and encouraged to participate;
· Respond to various student learning styles by utilizing a variety of teaching strategies and assessment practices;
· Communicate effectively in oral and written English;
· Work independently, as well as with colleagues, and exhibit problem-solving skills;
· Work and interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, educational partners, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities, socio-economic levels, and educational experiences; and
· Contribute to the College's appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.
· Master of Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (pending degrees must be verified by a letter from the granting institution); and
· Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting.
· Academic library experience in reference service.
· Experience with distance learning or off-campus delivery of library services and instruction.
· Experience with a broad range of electronic information and information technologies.
· Community college or undergraduate teaching experience (credit courses).
· Experience in developing and teaching on-line and/or hybrid courses.
As part of their materials, candidates must submit an official Highline Community College application form. The form is available to download on the Highline Community College website: http://www.highline.edu/jobs. The form may also be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our job line (206) 870-3751. Resumes will not substitute for the official application.
Applications received by 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2008 will receive primary consideration. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled. Application materials may be returned to the above address in person, by e-mail, or may be faxed to (206) 870-3773. Should you decide to fax or e-mail your materials to us, please also submit original documents by mail to: Human Resources Department, Highline Community College, P.O. Box 98000, M/S 99-200, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800. To view our web site, go to www.highline.edu/jobs. For specific information concerning the department, you may contact Arts and Humanities Division Chair Allison Green at email@example.com or at 206-878-3710, extension 3512.
The following materials should be submitted as a package:
(Letters of recommendation may be sent to the Office of Human Resources under separate cover)
£ A letter of application that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the skills, abilities and characteristics set forth in this announcement;
£ One page statement addressing the following:
Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to
Learning communities. What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of personal experiences?
£ A detailed résumé;
£ An official Highline Community College application form; http://www.highline.edu/jobs ;
£ Transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment); and
£ Three current letters of recommendation.
All materials submitted become the property of Highline Community College and cannot be returned. Personal copies need to be made prior to submitting application materials to the Human Resources Department. Copying services are not provided by the Human Resources Office. Any corrections, modifications, or changes relating to this positions announcement will be posted in the Human Resources Office, Building 99, Highline Community College.
Highline Community College takes pride in maintaining an institutional culture that values innovation, diversity, globalization of curriculum, and community participation. The College has been nationally and internationally recognized for its initiatives in those areas.
The main campus is perched on a hill overlooking beautiful Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and is located on an 80-acre wooded site in the Pacific Northwest, 20 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The College enrolls one of the most diverse student populations and serves some of the most diverse communities in the Pacific Northwest. With more than 10,000 students and 300,000 alumni, Highline is one of the state's largest institutions of higher education. Established in 1961, it is the oldest community college in King County. Faculty and staff number more than 1,200, including approximately 140 full-time faculty and 350 part-time instructors. For more information about Highline Community College, its mission, programs, degrees, pre-college, basic education and other training programs, please visit our web-site at www.highline.edu.
HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR AND OPERATES UNDER AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. THE COLLEGE STRONGLY ENCOURAGES QUALIFIED MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL RACES, RELIGIONS, AND ANCESTRY; DISABLED AND VIETNAM ERA VETERANS; AND PERSONS OF DISABILITY TO APPLY. APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES WHO REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED TO THE EXTENT REASONABLY POSSIBLE. TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS CALL (206) 878-3710 EXTENSION 3220 OR TTY FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED AT 1-800-223-3131.
If hired, you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.