Director for Research, Teaching & Learning /Assistant or Associate Professor

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library
  • Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Jun 23, 2021
Full time Library & Information Science Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description


TITLE/RANK:  Director for Research, Teaching & Learning /Assistant or Associate Professor


HIRING UNIT: Library & Information Services


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Director for Research, Teaching & Learning leads the Research, Teaching & Learning division of Library & Information Services (LIS). They work collaboratively with LIS administration to direct the work of faculty and staff in the division.




  • In collaboration with LIS administration, direct the work of faculty and staff in the Research, Teaching & Learning division
  • Collaborate with the Director for Access, Discovery & Systems to ensure smooth operations of LIS
  • Engage in research and contribute through service at the institutional and professional levels suitable to

  the assignment and rank.

  • Empower staff and faculty to be creative problem solvers and innovators
  • In consultation with the Director for Access, Discovery & Systems, develop and implement changes to library spaces and services based on data and current student and faculty needs
  • Serve as a subject liaison
  • Seek out and work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives to support campus-wide initiatives and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) initiatives of LIS

Preferred and Required Qualifications




  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited graduate program in library and/or information science
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an academic library as a professional librarian
  • Possess a collaborative approach to solving problems and working with others in a library environment
  • Ability to respond positively to direct feedback and make necessary adjustments
  • Knowledge of current information literacy theories and techniques
  • Knowledge of trends and best practices in research support services
  • Experience in developing engagement activities in an academic library
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, as well as the ability to adapt to and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Good understanding of the evolving needs of students and faculty in higher education, including the utilization of library space
  • Awareness of the challenges of and opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to librarianship and higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to the profession via research and service




  • Second advanced degree
  • Knowledge of best practices in collection management across disciplines

Application Details

Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position.

Source of Funds

Minimum of $70,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent benefits program. 

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a DEIA statement, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and transcripts in one pdf via email to:

Application Deadline
Application packages must be submitted by July 23, 2021. 


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.


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