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Consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, the UD Libraries form an academic focal point, enriching the intellectual and cultural life at and beyond the University. Our faculty and staff are recognized for seamlessly connecting information and services to users, contributing to the educational mission, and preserving the history of the University of Dayton. Roesch Library recently underwent a significant renovation designed to meet present and future needs with an emphasis on student preferences, technology, inclusion, and welcome.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply as positions become available, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Current Openings

Research & Scholarly Engagement Librarian - Assistant Professor

Position Summary

Are you interested in collaborating with faculty colleagues across a variety of disciplines to help them bring their research projects to life? Does creativity fuel your approach to developing advanced research services? Do you get excited teaching others the tools they need to ensure their projects succeed? The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as a Research & Scholarly Engagement Librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering.

The University of Dayton Libraries are looking for librarians who want to work at a place where colleagues can partner easily across the campus while still enjoying the size and resources of a comprehensive university. Consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, the UD Libraries form an academic focal point, enriching the intellectual and cultural life at and beyond the University. Our faculty and staff are recognized for seamlessly connecting information and services to users, contributing to the educational mission and preserving the history of the University of Dayton. Roesch Library recently underwent a significant renovation designed to meet present and future needs with an emphasis on student preferences, technology, inclusion, and creating a sense of welcome for all.

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Learn more about the University Libraries commitment to inclusive excellence on our website: https://udayton.edu/libraries/about/diversity.php

Research & Scholarly Engagement Librarian


The successful candidate will play an important role in developing advanced research services for faculty and graduate students in all disciplines and activating an innovative new space in Roesch Library, the Scholars’ Commons. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is anticipated to start on October 1. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Salary is competitive. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who live outside the region. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year, 15 paid holidays, paid sick leave, 1 day per week of devoted research time, and 1 day per week of remote work. The University offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as free and discounted admission to many athletic, arts, and scholarly events. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians.

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for advanced research services offered by the University Libraries such as publication analysis and metrics, citation impact reports, and data management consultations.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with library faculty colleagues and campus partners in identifying and promoting research support for teaching faculty and graduate student research projects, grant proposals, etc.
  • Develops and coordinates workshops and presentations related to advanced research services.
  • Assists with the use of Scholars’ Commons, a new dedicated space for faculty and doctoral students to engage in collegial interaction, study, collaboration, professional development, and private reading and writing.
  • Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation support.
  • Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as a limited number of general education classes.
  • Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences.
  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, major national conferences and/or meetings, and other venues to meet the University Libraries criteria for tenure and promotion.
  • Serves on various library, University, and professional committees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution before the anticipated start date of October 1, 2022. Start date negotiable, but proof of degree completion is needed at least 2 weeks prior to start date
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Articulated interest in STEM disciplines
  • Potential for excellence in librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications and we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills:

  • Degree in a STEM field.
  • Previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers OR 12 or more credits of college coursework in STEM.
  • Successful teaching experience, especially in an academic setting.
  • Experience planning, initiating, and implementing projects and services.
  • Working knowledge of libraries’ role in supporting the research life cycle
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation.
  • Successful experience working both independently and as part of a collaborative team within a growing culturally diverse population.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
  • Expressed willingness to engage with/in Catholic and Marianist educational values that promote inclusive excellence.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how the candidate meets each of the required qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications. Please provide contact information for three references which will be contacted if applicants are selected for an interview. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript at the time of application and proof of completion two weeks prior to start date.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EDT on July 24, 2022.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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