Engineering And Physical Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Durham, NH
  • Apr 21, 2021
Full time Library & Information Science

Job Description

Campus Location


Summary of Position

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) Library seeks a dynamic, innovative subject librarian for the position of Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian. As liaison to the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), this position has primary responsibility for the proactive development and delivery of responsive research and instructional support.

As a position that is engaged with a variety of library services, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Librarian should recognize and value the many ways that equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential components of our library and university values and be prepared to use this understanding to inform practices inside and outside of the UNH Library. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for teaching and use of resources relevant to engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, or computer sciences. The candidate will have the ability to work with library colleagues to support scholarly communication initiatives and newly emerging modes of research and collaboration.

We welcome applicants with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students and colleagues from diverse multicultural, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds in a campus climate that advances all aspects of equity. Early career professionals and recent LIS graduates with experience or education in the subject areas are encouraged to apply.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. This tenure-track position reports to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair. The incumbent is expected to perform scholarship; actively participate in library, university, and professional engagement or service; and meet other UNH Library criteria for promotion and tenure including holding or obtaining a second advanced degree in a chosen field. Faculty members at UNH are represented by the AAUP through a collective bargaining agreement.

Additional Job Information

Applications received by May 14, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

As a faculty position, candidates are asked to submit a short statement diversity statement with their application that addresses how their experiences or professional philosophies may contribute to UNH's diversity initiatives.

  • Supports all levels of research, education, and engagement in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences by developing ongoing collaborative relationships and partnerships with faculty, students, and staff in all EPS departments and related centers, programs, and institutes
  • Demonstrates multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically minoritized populations, especially in STEM fields) and contributes to a work environment that affirms its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Develops, enhances, and provides subject-specific information literacy instruction to the EPS community through both in-person and online formats; participates in the library's instruction program; develops accessible learning materials for student and faculty use
  • Provides in-person and online research consultations to students, faculty, and staff; develops effective outreach strategies to promote research services; assists users in the discovery of specialized formats such as standards, technical reports, data, and grey literature
  • Working collaboratively with teaching and research faculty and other subject librarians, develops and manages the library's collections in all formats for engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship and assigned subject areas through review of professional literature, networking, and active participation in state, regional, and national meetings, conferences, etc.

Posting Number: PF0484FY20

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science or international equivalent
  • A minimum of one to three years of academic library experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach research skills to large and small groups, individuals, and online learners.
  • Experience using research resources that support engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science
  • Demonstrated ability to create web-based instructional tools, such as tutorials, guides, and other resources; awareness of the principles of universal design and accessibility
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural humility and inclusivity when working with students, and enthusiasm for working with learners of varying backgrounds
  • Understanding of the opportunities and roles for the library in advancing campus initiatives related to equity, inclusion, and social justice, especially in the context of STEM fields
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and manage time effectively
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal communication skills

Salary Information

Minimum contractual salary is $79,070 for the rank of Assistant Professor is complemented by a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, retirement, tuition and paid time off.

Faculty Information: Tenure-Track

Type of Position: Faculty

This position is responsible for the supervision of: Does not supervise

Special Requirements: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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