Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Librarian (Open Rank)

  • Texas A&M University, Libraries
  • College Station, TX, USA
  • Aug 30, 2019
Full time Library & Information Science

Job Description

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Librarian.  We are hiring one individual for a full-time position with an 11-month academic appointment beginning November 25, 2019.  This is an open-track faculty search allowing applicants to indicate a preference for either a tenure-track/tenured position with research and service expectations or a non-tenure track position with professional service expectations.   Depending on qualifications, applicants for tenure-track/tenured positions will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.   Similarly, applicants for non-tenure track positions will be considered for the faculty titles of Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, Instructional Professor.

Reporting to the Dean through the Director of the Medical Sciences Library and under the guidance of the Medical Sciences Library Assistant Director, this position provides liaison services to the students, researchers, and faculty of Texas A&M University with an emphasis on the undergraduate and graduate biomedical sciences programs (BIMS) at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM). This position serves as one of the liaisons to CVM and is part of a dynamic library team.  The undergraduate BIMS program has the largest undergraduate population at the university and focuses on preparing pre-professional students for professional school including medicine, veterinary medicine, and nursing.  The graduate program emphasizes biomedical research and offers masters and doctoral degrees. In addition CVM houses a highly ranked clinical veterinary (DVM) program including a full veterinary teaching hospital.  Responsibilities include developing and delivering instructional programs, working with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated content, providing reference and research support, and participating in collection development for designated collection areas. Tenure-track responsibilities include engaging in research activities leading to publications and national service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.   Non-tenure track responsibilities include engaging in professional service at multiple levels with demonstrated national impact.

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values:  Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and 3,200 faculty.

The Libraries:

The vision of the University Libraries is to be the indispensable hub for discovery, learning, and creativity at Texas A&M.  The pillars of this vision are a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations; a suite of robust services and a dedicated team exceeding customer expectations; an inspirational environment that delights and invites use; and an organizational culture celebrated for its trust, openness to risk and strengthened by its collaboration and diversity.

The Libraries currently rank in the top ten among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries with competitive starting salaries (taking into account the regional cost of living).  Current staffing includes approximately 160-170 classified and professional staff and 85-90 faculty.  More information can be found at http://library.tamu.edu

Salary/Benefits: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Experience working successfully with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative

Desired Qualifications:

  • Library experience
  • Experience working in a biomedical, health, life, or veterinary sciences library setting
  • Public services experience (information, reference, liaison, instruction)
  • Experience using biomedical, life, and health sciences resources
  • Experience designing and delivering instructional programs
  • Collection development experience
  • Knowledge of technologies for instruction and collaboration
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications and faculty metrics
  • Evidence of effective collaboration and teamwork
  • Membership in the Medical Library Association’s  Academy of Health Information Professionals

Application Details

Applications must be received by October 9, 2019 for consideration.  Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references.  They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal. Tenure-track/Tenured position applicants should use posting number 67618 (https://apply.interfolio.com/67618). Non-tenure track position applicants should use posting number 67619 (https://apply.interfolio.com/67619).  Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at any point of negotiation with the successful applicant.

The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant’s qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. 

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

 

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Application Deadline

October 9, 2019