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Associate Professor (Scholarly Technology Librarian)

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Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, and (#3) "Other" the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Associate Professor (Scholarly Technology Librarian)
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

Application Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 21, 2017. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (May 21, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
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This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level. The position will be a calendar year appointment with an expected start date of September 2017. This position reports to the Chair, Public Services and Dean, University Libraries

An experienced and highly motivated individual is needed to lead operations and development across all library systems and applications with a focus on scholarly information needs. An ideal candidate will have implemented and managed a variety of public facing production systems providing a range of services using several technology stacks, and will be at ease learning and managing new technologies in support of all phases of scholarship. A particular need centers around taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the library, learning, and content management systems currently in use at URI Libraries. A strong communicator with good experience managing projects and providing customer service, this person will be able to take a lead role on systems projects and all phases of the software life-cycle and see that project through to a successful conclusion. An ideal candidate will have experience managing interrelated applications across several operating systems using disparate programming languages, databases, protocols, standards, and productivity tools. Strong candidates should also have the written and public speaking skills necessary to represent the technical work of the library to peers within the library, across campus, and in the broader profession, as this position will require the incumbent to engage widely at each of these levels. The candidate may also be called upon to manage and mentor peers as well as supervise students and staff. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education.
Located near Rhode Island’s famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top tier research university.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leads the day-to-day development and operation of all library systems, with a primary focus on public-facing applications supporting learning and scholarship at URI.

Collaborates closely with peers within URI Libraries and across campus as a reliable partner to identify, prioritize, and direct projects and to sustain systems and services which enable teaching, learning, and research throughout the University.

Leads all technical phases of initiatives to implement, enhance, and maintain library systems that support and respond to the needs of local and remote URI students, faculty, and staff.

Direct support operations for public-facing systems, ensuring appropriate responsiveness and effectiveness in addressing and resolving reported issues.

Support library efforts in analysis and assessment of systems use and usability.

Hire, train, supervise, and mentor staff and student employees as needs require.

Participate in and present at meetings of national and international communities of practice including digital library organizations, vendor user groups, and professional associations.

Participate in the governance and activities of a highly collaborative academic department; support reference and instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

1. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or an ALA-approved equivalent degree.

2. At least five years of experience managing production systems in an academic or research library setting.

3. Demonstrated experience with library systems, standards, and technologies for research and scholarly communication.

4. Demonstrated experience with a variety of software systems, such as multiple operating systems, programming languages, database and information retrieval paradigms, and the full stack of internet and web protocols and specifications.

5. Demonstrated experience defining and leading collaborative projects to successful, on time completion.

6. Demonstrated ability to use and apply new tools and techniques in the evolving academic information environment.

7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, collaboratively and effectively.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

10. Demonstrated ability to fulfill the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research, and service.

11. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

1. Advanced degree in a complementary discipline such as Computer Science or Information Management.

2. Three or more years of supervisory or managerial experience.

3. One or more years of experience developing and delivering instruction.


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Information

Department Kingston Library
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI


(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, and (#3) “Other” the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Information

Position Number 107984
Posting Number F00033
Posting Date 04/07/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2281

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or an ALA-approved equivalent degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least five years of experience managing production systems in an academic or research library setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience with library systems, standards, and technologies for research and scholarly communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated experience with a variety of software systems, such as multiple operating systems, programming languages, database and information retrieval paradigms, and the full stack of internet and web protocols and specifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated experience defining and leading collaborative projects to successful, on time completion?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated ability to use and apply new tools and techniques in the evolving academic information environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, collaboratively and effectively?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated ability to fulfill the University's requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research, and service?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other