English Librarian

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English LibrarianResponsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks a dynamic candidate for the position of English Librarian. The English Librarian will be responsible for collection development, instruction, outreach, and research support for the Department of English, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a nationally recognized Creative Writing Program, and encompasses a wide variety of faculty research areas. The English Librarian will work collaboratively and proactively with the department to provide teaching and research support, with a substantial focus on upper-level undergraduate and graduate instruction and programs. As a member of the Liaison Services Department and the Humanities Team, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to advance Liaison Services Department priorities such as developing new services, conducting instruction and collection assessment projects, and aligning with a campus Digital Humanities initiative (http://www.uh.edu/class/digitalhumanities/). The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment and have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.Qualifications: Required:● Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program● Demonstrated excellent communication skills and strong service orientation● Degree, significant coursework, or subject librarian or teaching experience in English● Ability to work in a team based environmentPreferred:● Experience or demonstrated interest in library instruction—face-to-face and online--and assessment● Experience in collection development● Project management skills● Demonstrated initiative and creativity● Understanding of the research process in the humanities as demonstrated by academic or work experience Salary: $50,000 – $53,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions 2010-2013 focuses on supporting research and scholarly productivity, building dynamic partnerships, fostering academic success through innovative services, and enhancing user experience through technology. Further information and the complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions . We are currently developing a new Strategic Directions document for the Libraries. The Strategic Directions will continue to support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com . For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html .Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu .Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu .THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.Permalink: http://info.lib.uh.edu/p/english-librarian-1

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