[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Research and Instruction Librarian – Social Work and Social Sciences (Portland, OR)

Stephanie Doig smdoig at pdx.edu
Wed May 29 09:24:42 PDT 2019

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian – Social Work and Social
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: 05/28/2019, 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 50-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment
to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 211 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.

Position Summary

The Research and Instruction Librarian – Social Work and Social Sciences
provides research, instruction and reference services for the University’s
students and faculty as well as members of the general public; participates
in a dynamic course and program integrated 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
instruction is required. This position will serve as a liaison to the
School of Social Work and the Sociology department. 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, fixed term faculty
position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager. This
position is covering duties for a faculty member on sabbatical.



   Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Select
   books and other information resources. Collaborates with assigned units 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. 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

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 settings with a willingness to change
   for continual improvement

   Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited
   Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Required Qualifications


   ALA-accredited MLS

   At least one year post MLS professional level experience in an academic,
   research, or government agency library

   Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to
   academic departments; teaching or training; or collection development

Preferred Qualifications


   Experience with information literacy concepts

   Experience developing online learning objects, tutorials, videos using
   multimedia software and platforms

   Degree in one of the assigned liaison areas


The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $55,656. The
starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however, it will be
dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities of the
chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from
HR. PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare;
a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for
employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

To Apply:

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/29940

Posting 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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