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POSITION: Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
DEPARTMENT: Library Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins May 20, 2013, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled.
APPLY TO: pamanley@eiu.edu

 

Position Available: Eastern Illinois University's Booth Library is seeking a Librarian to serve as Head of Reference in a 12-month, tenure-track position.

Responsibilities: Lead a dynamic and evolving library reference department in an environment of professional collegiality and collaboration. Responsible for overseeing library instruction, providing faculty and student outreach, and developing collaborative teaching and learning opportunities. Additional duties may include collection development and liaison for business, selected science disciplines, or government documents.

Requirements:

**Graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution; a second masters is preferred and required for the rank of assistant professor and before tenure.

**Minimum of three years professional experience in reference and instruction.

**Excellent organizational skills, a public service orientation, and strong communication skills.

**Documented experience supervising professionals and support staff is preferred.

Terms of Appointment and Salary: This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position. Promotion and tenure requirements are defined by a collective bargaining agreement, and include evaluation in the areas of teaching/primary duties, research and creative activity, and service. The minimum salary for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is $58,404 or $69,684 for Associate Professor.

The Library: Booth Library is located in the heart of Eastern Illinois University's campus and contains over a million cataloged volumes. A comprehensive program of Library Services is offered to students, faculty and citizens of Illinois. Reference services is staffed by seven librarians and four support staff, and consists of reference, library instruction, government documents, and a teachers center. www.library.edu.edu

The University Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a quality student body in a residential setting. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Applications: Review of applications begins May 20, 2013, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. Application materials are to be submitted in a single PDF file to Dr. Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, in care of pamanley@eiu.edu. A complete application file must contain a letter of application, current vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

 
Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.
 


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