Diversity and Engagement Librarian, Ast or Asc Professor

$50,000 yearly
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library
  • Lovejoy Library, Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Feb 11, 2020
Full time   Library & Information Science

Job Description



Diversity and Engagement Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor


Job Description/Responsibilities

Library & Information Services (LIS) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications from collaborative, innovative, and student-centered candidates for the position of Diversity and Engagement Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of LIS, the successful candidate will establish partnerships with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (IDI), academic departments, student organizations, and other campus offices to identify opportunities for collaborative programming. The Diversity and Engagement Librarian creates programs and services that employ high impact practices to engage traditionally underrepresented student populations. To build and support a community, the Diversity and Engagement Librarian promotes library spaces and creates opportunities for academic conversations, research collaborations, and social engagements. With a deep understanding of the challenges of diversity and equity in higher education, this librarian contributes to LIS’ outreach activities to increase connections on campus.


Terms of Appointment

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



Minimum of $50,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. We welcome early career librarians. Salary is dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials. Excellent benefits program. 



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science or library and information science from an ALA accredited university.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience, including advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and awareness.
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of effective program development, including goal setting and outcomes evaluation.
  • Experience discussing and presenting on sensitive topics to varied audiences; assessing training and support needs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout LIS and beyond.
  • Ability to advance multiple projects in a team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work.
  • Experience applying for and administering grants and/or foundation awards.
  • Experience using social media for outreach.


We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries to apply. We are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Application Details

Application Process

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and transcripts in one pdf via email to: lscatur@siue.edu 


Application Deadline

Application packages must be submitted by March 4, 2020.


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. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email EmploymentHR@siue.edu.


The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536. 



When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

Application Deadline

March 4, 2020