Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Social Sciences Humanities Librarian, Tenure Track

Social Sciences/Humanities Librarian, Tenure-Track
IUPUI University Library

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library ( seeks a creative, energetic, and service oriented individual to serve as a Social Sciences/Humanities Librarian at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Reporting to the library’s Liberal Arts Team Leader, this librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with one or more departments in the School of Liberal Arts. The successful candidate will support their constituents by designing and presenting instructional sessions; developing the library’s collection of discipline-related materials; and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

IUPUI is an urban research and academic health science university with 20 schools and academic units. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a diverse and affordable mid-sized city, IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 undergraduate students. The vision of the IUPUI University Library is to be the innovative leader among urban university libraries. It has a staff of approximately 80 and a budget in excess of $9.5 million.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the IUPUI campus mission, the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure, and the ability to work in a team-based organization.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Public service experience, especially with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of course management software
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and shifting priorities in a fast paced environment

Desired Qualifications:
  • Academic background or research experience in either Philosophy or Economics
  • Reading knowledge of either Spanish or German
  • Reference experience
  • Teaching experience

Minimum salary is $41,500. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 9 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity plans.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 11, 2009. The position is available January 4, 2010. Please forward a resume, contact information for four references (include name, title, street address, telephone number, and email address) and a letter of application outlining the strengths you will bring to the position and discussing your ability to contribute to student success at IUPUI. Submit application materials electronically to Ms. Teresa McCurry at the following email address:

IUPUI University Library is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that values and encourages diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.

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