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Assistant or Associate Professor & Research Services Librarian (1 position)

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Education & Info Delivery - 240110
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as its Research Services Librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering. The successful candidate will play an important role in developing advanced research services for faculty and graduate students in all disciplines and activating the recently completed Scholars’ Commons.

This is a full-time faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured), reporting to the Director of Education & Information Delivery. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. Salary is competitive. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who live outside the region. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events.

Overall duties include:

• Provides leadership for advanced research services offered by the University Libraries such as publication analysis and metrics, citation impact reports, and data management consultations
• Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus partners to
develop and promote research support services for faculty and graduate student research projects, grant proposals, etc.
• Develops and coordinates workshops and presentations related to advanced research services
• Assists with the activation of the Scholars’ Commons
• Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation support
• Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to
academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as a limited number of general education classes
• Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences
• Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in
peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
• Serves on various library, university and professional committees

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

The Dayton region offers a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute, and more. The Dayton area is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreational trails in the United States and a popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city’s “Welcome Dayton” immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 33 credit hours completed at the time of application from an MLS, ALA-accredited program, with an expected graduation of May 2020
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
  • Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires at least five full years of post-graduate experience working as a professional librarian and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship, as well as the above required qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:

While applicants may not fully meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring most of the following:

  • Degree in a STEM field, or previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers, or 12 credits of college coursework in STEM
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement projects and services.
  • Knowledge of the libraries role in supporting the research lifecycle
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Knowledge of various technology systems in library or academic environments
  • Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Effective inter-personal skills
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist education values
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how candidates meet each of the required qualifications and include a brief statement of the research area they would like to pursue as they advance toward tenure and/or promotion. The curriculum vitae must include contact information of three references at the time of application. References will be contacted for finalists visiting campus.  For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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