Librarian – Experiential Learning & Languages
University of Texas at Arlington Job Location: Texas Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 04-13-2021
Librarian – Experiential Learning & Languages (S02650P)
Why choose us?
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries is seeking a strong, diverse candidate pool for this position. The successful candidate will join a culture of diversity which reduces barriers to learning and the pursuit of knowledge, celebrates the University’s student body diversity, and commits to positively impacts our culture of inclusion in the UTA Libraries. We are an active partner in UTA’s deep engagement with our vibrant megacity. We welcome new colleagues to strengthen our vibrant mix of staff, reflecting our campus commitment to the Principles of Community.
Your job with us…
The Experiential Learning & Languages Librarian provides experiential learning opportunities, through ideation, experimentation, and creation in both formal and informal settings, that positively impact the academic and professional success and retention of current and future UTA students. Additionally, they serve as the liaison to the English, Modern Languages, and Communications departments. https://library.uta.edu/dept/access-and-discovery/orgchart
What you bring…
Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management. Preferred: Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Experience with current and emerging creative technologies related to digital media and art creation, robotics, drones, game and app development, virtual reality, and/or artificial intelligence. Experience with the application of creative technologies in academic libraries, particularly creative technologies related to digital projects in the humanities and social sciences. Experience providing professional development opportunities to other librarians and staff related to creative digital technologies (both software and hardware), e.g. cameras, audio mixers, Adobe, Unity, digital audio workstations, etc. Experience with engaging undergraduate student populations with digital projects. Experience developing experiential learning curricula and programs. Experience with liaison responsibilities to those engaged with languages and/or communications focused scholarship and teaching. Knowledge of experiential learning theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and research related to pedagogy and learning.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practice for curriculum development that incorporates active and experiential learning for both online and in-person populations. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors. Advanced project planning and management skills. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. Effective time management skills. Advanced customer experience skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.
About the University
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.
Please submit applications at http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/13863 and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, transcript, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time. This is a non-tenure track position. This position will include non-traditional work hours such as evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the university community. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.