Position: Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian, a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Appointment Description: Tenure-track faculty position with an expected start date of September, 2021. This position is an 8-month academic year appointment, with an additional Summer appointment possible.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
As a member of the Library faculty, the Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian serves as the liaison to the Psychology Department, related behavioral sciences, interdisciplinary fields such as neuroscience, and selected fields in the health sciences to be determined based on the successful candidates expertise and interests, and the institutions needs.
The Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian enhances information and data literacy by collaborating with faculty in liaison areas to develop, promote, and teach course-integrated library instruction; creating online research guides and tutorials; assessing learning outcomes; providing reference assistance; conducting research consultations; promoting library services; and developing other approaches to synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The librarian will provide leadership for data services and other emerging trends in scholarly communication and research in the relevant subject areas.
The librarian participates in collection decisions andoversees the development of the specialized behavioral and health sciences collections and information resources, using knowledge from interactions with disciplinary faculty to inform collection decisions.
As a member of the Information Services team, the Librarian also provides research assistance to all library users (both in-person and online), collaborates on Information Services team projects, and works to continuously enhance the user experience.
The Librarian may perform related Departmental duties as required.
Beyond these primary assignments, scholarly and/or creative activity and department, university, and professional service are required for tenure and promotion.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
ALA accredited Masters degree in library or information science, or equivalent
Experience searching relevant behavioral and health sciences databases
Experience teaching information literacy skills
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and contribute to a diverse university community
Experience creating instructional materials
Understanding of current collection development practices
Degree or coursework in a relevant discipline
Experience providing reference and/or instruction in relevant disciplines
Experience providing in-person or online reference service
Experience with data management, locating data sources, and/or statistical analysis
Knowledge of learning assessment strategies and current information literacy concepts
Internal Number: 12621
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.