[Michlib-l] Job Posting: Humanities Librarian, Oakland University
salomon at oakland.edu
Tue Feb 24 12:33:36 EST 2015
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland University’s Kresge Library seeks a dynamic and service-oriented
humanities librarian to join us in fostering academic excellence and
student success by expertly integrating teaching, information and
technology to advance the teaching, learning, research and creative
activities of our faculty and students. The successful candidate will serve
as subject specialist and liaison to one or more academic departments in
the humanities and to the thriving Honors College, and will be responsible
for providing in-depth research and instructional support to faculty and
students; developing relevant, responsive collections in all formats; and
promoting library resources and services to the campus community.
The Humanities Librarian will serve as an active member of the library
faculty, contribute to the Library’s broader programs and initiatives, and
help us to explore current and emerging trends in scholarly communication
and humanities librarianship. The successful candidate will possess the
ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of instructional
activities and library services.
Rank, salary, benefits*: *This is a tenure-track, faculty appointment with
the obligation to work fall and winter semesters. Attainment of tenure is
dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Appointment will
be made at the Assistant Professor level; salary will be determined by
credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe
benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.
*Required qualifications: *
● MLS degree received from an ALA-accredited institution.
● Demonstrated subject knowledge in a performing arts- or
humanities-related discipline, and proven knowledge of primary and
secondary information resources in the humanities.
● Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and
demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats.
● Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to work with
diverse faculty, staff, and students.
● Potential to meet the library’s requirements for promotion and
tenure, which require research and publication.
● Undergraduate degree and/or advanced degree (second master’s degree
or Ph.D) in a humanities-related discipline.
● Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends, especially
within the humanities.
● Demonstrated interest in exploring how the OU Libraries might
support faculty research and initiatives related to digital humanities.
● Demonstrated subject knowledge and experience in music librarianship.
● A record of scholarly publications and professional service
*General Information:* Oakland University is a Carnegie-designated
doctoral research, state-assisted institution dedicated to delivering a
distinctive undergraduate experience to more than 20,000 students,
complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research
accomplishments. The university offers more than 260 academic and
professional programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels,
and in the spring of 2015 will conduct commencement exercises for its first
graduating class of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of
Medicine. Over the last five years, Oakland has seen an 11 percent increase
in student enrollment and has invested more than $200 million in campus
infrastructure and technology resources. The university is situated in
Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban
communities. It is located 25 miles north of Detroit in the Rochester Hills
area, which was recently ranked by *Money Magazine* as one of the 10 best
places to live in the U.S. The campus features 1,443 acres of wooded hills
and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site at
* Applications: *View the complete position description and submit a
letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and contact information of
three current references to: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/4090 .
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee
salomon at oakland.edu
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2015 and will continue until
the position is filled. Oakland University is an equal opportunity
Rochester, MI 48309
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