Monday, April 16, 2012

SIUE Health Sciences Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Reports to the Director of the Research Commons.  The Health Sciences Librarian is the subject liaison for the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, and as such, teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the schools’ curriculum and research. Collaborates closely with the Science and Health Sciences Librarian and participates in achieving departmental and library goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Consults with the liaisons of the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy with regard to collection development. Teaches information literacy classes and other university courses for nursing and pharmacy.  Creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids.  Provides reference service in person and through various digital methods.  Works with the Department of Technical Services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.  Delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard.  Plans and administers materials budgets.  Participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

TERM OF CONTRACT:  Assistant or Associate Professor, 12 month continuing contract, tenure-track position.  Tenure track positions require excellence/meritorious in librarianship, scholarship, and professional service.

SALARY RANGE:  Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $41,000.  Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school; knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search  systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems, and the internet; excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment; excellent teaching skills; demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements; strong service orientation.
QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:  Two years of experience in an academic library and a specialized degree or coursework in health science discipline, bioinformatics, instructional technology, or a related field. 

UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.  The University is situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs, a few miles from the Mississippi River.  Serving approximately 14,000 students and with about 80,000 alumni, SIUE has a major impact on a region well known for affordable living and a high quality life.

Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 19,000 print and digital serials and periodicals.  Additional information regarding Library and Information Services and the University can be found at the web site:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Review of completed applications will begin on May 1, 2012.  Position will remain open until filled.


Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services, Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1063

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