[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering (PSU Library)

Stephanie Doig smdoig at pdx.edu
Fri Jul 14 09:35:41 PDT 2017

*POSITION:* Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering /
Instructor /  Non-Tenure-Track Faculty – Fixed Term

*LOCATION:* Portland State University Library, Portland, OR

*POSTED: * July 14, 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.

*The Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering*
provides reference and information services for the University’s students
and faculty as-well-as members of the general public; participates in a
dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction;
consults and collaborates with scholars; and coordinates information
resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse
institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is
required. This position will serve as a liaison to academic units including
the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science; Architecture; the
Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and the
Systems Science Program. Portland State University non-tenure track faculty
members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and
the University and engage in research activities and professional service,
as assigned. This full-time, temporary, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty
position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.


   - Provides reference and information services for the University’s
   students and faculty as well as members of the general public through work
   at the reference desk and through various information and communications
   technologies. Includes work during some evening and weekend hours.
   - Participates in the Library's information literacy and general
   instruction program, both face-to-face and online.  Collaborates with
   teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction in liaison
   areas.  Shares in the development and delivery of course-related
   instruction in the general education program.
   - Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units.
   Collaborates with these departments in assessing information needs and
   availability of information resources, cultivating bridges for service and
   teaching; and provides research consultations for faculty and students in
   these units.
   - Participates in continual program planning and assessment activities,
   including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
   - Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
   - Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in
   general and within the assigned disciplines and contribute to advocacy
   efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in
   the field related to the subject areas of responsibility.
   - Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees,
   volunteers, or interns.
   - Engages in scholarship and research activities, as assigned.
   - Contributes to faculty governance activities within the Library and
   the University, as assigned.
   - Engages in professional service, as assigned.
   - Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the
   - Other duties as assigned.

*Essential Key Cultural Competencies*

   - Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates
   - Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the
   context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and
   cultural backgrounds.
   - Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in
   diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting with a willingness to change
   for continual improvement.
   - Adheres to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited
   Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

*Required Qualifications*

   - ALA-accredited MLS

*Preferred Qualifications*

   - Experience working in an academic library
   - Demonstrated familiarity with science or engineering disciplines
   - A degree in a science or engineering
   - 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 $51,168 with an excellent benefits package.

*To Apply*

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/23912

Review of applicants will begin approximately July 26, 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

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding
this job posting.

*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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