Friday, April 10, 2009

Assistant Professor

Western Kentucky University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Library Technical Services. This is a 10-month tenure-track faculty position. Anticipated starting date is August 17, 2009.

Responsibilities include: Original and complex copy cataloging and classification of monographs and continuing resources for Kentucky Library special collections; shared responsibility for foreign language materials and authority file maintenance; participation in special cataloging projects as needed.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program with an undergraduate degree in social sciences; skill with current and developing cataloging and metadata rules and standards, LC subject headings and classification, authority control, and MARC formats through coursework or job experience; reading knowledge of a foreign language; working knowledge of OCLC and an integrated library system (VOYAGER preferred); ability to work within a team environment. Must be able to meet the promotion and tenure criteria of the department.

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Review of applications will begin May 1, 2009 and will continue until position is filled. Salary: $40,000. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Deana Groves, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Library Technical Services
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101-1067

Western Kentucky University is committed to the promotion of stewardship and student engagement.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and disabled veterans.

Western Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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