[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Research & Instruction Librarian (Portland, OR)
smdoig at pdx.edu
Wed Aug 2 11:06:22 PDT 2017
*POSITION:* Research and Instruction Librarian / Instructor /
*LOCATION:* Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
*POSTED:* August 2, 2017, open until finalists identified
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities,
Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines
academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through
internships and classroom projects with community partners. The
University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment
to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the
curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the
teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students
span the globe.
PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic
goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual
respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading
through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy.
Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the
exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and
global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.
As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic
Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives
to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally
for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and
the preparation of it students as world citizens.
Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions,
education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting
discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital
status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender
identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any
other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws.
Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and
Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201,
503-725-5919, or via email to: diversity at pdx.edu.
Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty
may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and
service to the University, community, and profession. Expectations for the
position are summarized below and will be the principal components upon
which annual review and reappointment decisions will be based. The
position description is incorporated by reference in the Notice of
Appointment, consistent with the practices outlined for non-tenure track
faculty in the current PSU-AAUP collective bargaining agreement (Article
General Description: The Research and Instruction Librarian develops
instructional material and provides reference and information services for
the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the general
public. The position provides library instruction in the classroom and
online, with a focus on general education classes, particularly the
University Studies program; coordinates initiatives and training for
Library faculty and staff to support classroom, online and distance
programs in their respective areas; supports course-integrated online
information literacy instruction in a collaborative environment; and
produces instructional and outreach content in traditional and digital
formats. The instruction load varies significantly from term to term and
within terms. Some evening and weekend instruction services and/or
reference duty are required. Portland State non-tenure track faculty
librarians contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library
and the University. Non-tenure track faculty engage in research activities
and professional service, as assigned. This 12-month, non-tenure track
faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.
Essential Key Cultural Competencies:
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context
of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in
diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change
for continual improvement.
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited
Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Teach general education classes and other classes. May include work
during some evening and weekend hours.
Design, develop, and maintain online learning objects and guides, Web
tutorials, Web pages, and other digital resources; perform post-production
Collaborate with subject librarians to develop and produce
course-integrated online information literacy instruction.
Provide outreach to PSU programs and services.
Provide reference and information services to the University’s students
and faculty as well as members of the general public, through virtual
reference and work at the reference desk.
Participate in library instruction assessment efforts.
Maintain awareness of developments and trends in reference and
Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops, classes,
professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of
the scholarly literature.
Engage in scholarship and research activities, as assigned.
University Service Activities:
Contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the
University, as assigned.
Professional Service Activities:
Engage in professional service, as assigned.
Occasionally direct the work of part-time student employees, volunteers,
Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the
Other duties as assigned.
At least one year experience delivering reference service in an academic
Recent experience delivering instruction.
Experience developing online learning objects, tutorials, videos using
multimedia software and platforms.
Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide
Experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching.
Experience delivering instruction to lower division undergraduates in an
Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and
Effective communications and collaboration skills.
Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing
environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students,
and the community.
The salary is $52,044 with an excellent benefits package.
To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24089
Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will
remain open until finalists are identified.
For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a
disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for
a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or
email askhrc at pdx.edu
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity.
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