Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor

$55,000 yearly
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services
  • 30 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Jul 29, 2022
Full time Library & Information Science Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description

 

The Open Educational Resources (OER) & Scholarly Communications Librarian works collaboratively across Library & Information Services (LIS) to partner with campus units for coordinating the creation, education, and archiving of OER, promotes scholarly communication practices on campus including management of the institutional repository, SPARK. This position reports to the Dean of LIS. The OER & Scholarly Communications Librarian:

  • Contributes to the creation, education, and archiving of OER and promotion of OER initiatives across the university.
    Guides faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
  • Works to enhance scholarly communication activities at SIUE, including management of the institutional repository, SPARK.
  • Seeks out and works with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, to support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) initiatives of LIS and the campus as a whole.
  • Actively participates in the shared governance and service opportunities of LIS.
  • Engages in research and contributes through service at the institutional and professional levels suitable to the assignment and rank.
  • Participate in the University’s mandatory tenure and promotion review process that assesses on a yearly basis each individual’s performance in teaching (librarianship), professional service (LIS, university, regional, or national), and scholarly research (related to librarianship and information science and/or other area chosen by the individual).

Terms of Appointment

Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure/tenure-track position beginning January 2023

Salary

Minimum of $55,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent benefits program. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit: www.siue.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff

Dual Career Support for New Faculty

The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE’s Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Visit them online at: https://www.siue.edu/career-development-center/faculty/NSF-Advance-GrantLanding

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or another relevant advanced degree
  • Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their function in higher education
  • Knowledge of current practices in scholarly communication
  • Awareness of the challenges of and opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) as they relate to librarianship and higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to the profession via research and service

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic library.

Application Details

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application; a page long DEIA statement that details your knowledge, track-record, and ideas for advancing DEIA in academia; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and transcripts in one PDF via email to:

Tracey Price, Office Manager; trprice@siue.edu

 

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Application Deadline

October 15, 2022