Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager
University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV
Job Location: Nevada
Apply By: Open until filled
Date Created: 08-12-2019
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager [R0117487]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries extends this commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries foster critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff. The University Libraries are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, outstanding digital collections and up-to-date technology. As one of the nation's newest Health Sciences Libraries (HSL), we operate as a start-up culture within an established University Libraries structure. The HSL is a complementary team of recent library graduates, early-career and mid-career librarians, and experienced library professionals who support each other in education, research, clinical and community outreach across the health sciences. The HSL enjoys tremendous goodwill and support from the faculty and staff at the UNLV School of Medicine. Together we are building a medical school in one of the world's most exciting cities.
ROLE of the POSITION
We welcome applications for an engaged and enthusiastic librarian to serve as the liaison to the UNLV School of Medicine (SOM) with a focus on undergraduate medical education to join our growing team of faculty librarians and staff members. Reporting to the new HSL Director, the incumbent will build on strong, existing professional connections with UME students and faculty. This position will lead in the development and assessment of instruction for undergraduate medical students at UNLV, with support from HSL colleagues. This position will also seek out opportunities to embed technology across a 'high tech, high touch' medical education, including a virtual anatomy lab, 3D printing and virtual reality. This position will support UME students practicing at hospitals throughout the Greater Las Vegas community, so a keen interest in outreach for distance learners and effective online education is essential. Working closely with peers at the HSL and UNLV Libraries, this position will provide support for education, research and clinical information needs primarily in the School of Medicine and in the Division of Health Sciences as needed. As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.
- Develop, implement, and assess instruction sessions, both in-person and online, for UME students and faculty on topics such as evidence based practice and critical analysis
- Attend SOM UME curriculum subcommittee meetings, journal club, and other functions as the library's representative
- Collaborate with the HSL Director and the UNLV Libraries team to conduct a needs assessment and feasibility study for expanding technology resources and a makerspace in the HSL
- Collaborate in the creation and development of promotional materials for HSL programming, resources and technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality
- Assist collections manager with selecting electronic resources, proactive marketing and promotion of tools and resources, and assessment of collection use
- Create and maintain learning objects such as LibGuides, webpages, online modules, etc.
- Foster relationships and build strategic partnerships with SOM faculty and researchers
- Provide assistance for education, research and reference support for students and faculty in the Health Sciences Division as needed
This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
- Experience with online instructional design or teaching
- Experience providing library outreach services
- Willingness to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment
- Familiarity with biomedical information trends, tools, and resources
- Knowledge of evidence based practice for biomedicine
- Experience in biomedical, informatics, or technology-driven environments
- Experience with conducting technology needs assessments
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Salary range is $65,000 - $68,000. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.
UNLV and the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits including a generous 401 (a) retirement plan with a 15.25% university match of the employee's 15.25% contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holiday leave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after the first year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; and more as detailed at https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits
. The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation's richest natural treasures. In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 3, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Undergraduate Medical Education Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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