Saturday, October 30, 2010

Full-time Faculty Positions


The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology invites applications for several tenure-track positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.  We welcome applications with a wide variety of teaching and research interests.  We are particularly interested in applicants in the following areas:
  • Digital preservation & Curation
  • Information security/Cyber security
  • Bibliometrics
The successful candidate will have:
  • A completed doctorate in a related field
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and research
  • Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty
Candidates for senior positions should have established research records and success in obtaining external research funding.  Joint appointments with other Drexel academic units are highly desired for senior level candidates.

The iSchool’s view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical.  The College  continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment.  We offer three BS degrees, three Masters degrees, and the PhD.  Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies, or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the College.  The ALA Accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship.  Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas.  All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity.  We consider experience in industry a plus.  The College hosts the IPL2 (www.ipl.org), a digital library that serves as a teaching and research forum that unites the broad faculty interests across the College and iSchool Caucus community.
Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891.  With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies.  Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region.  Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74181 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for position number 3816.

Members of the Search Committee will be available at the ASIST and ALISE annual meetings and at the ALA mid-winter meeting to discuss these open faculty positions. 
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Associate Dean for Contract Research

The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, invites applications for an Associate Dean for Contract Research. This position will be awarded at the full -professor level with tenure.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A completed doctorate in a related field
  • Sustained record of research success, specifically funded research from government and industrial agencies
  • Outstanding publication record
  • Research leadership skills
  • Demonstrated managerial and marketing experience
  • Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty

The iSchool’s view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical.  The college continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment.  We offer three BS degrees, three Masters degrees, and the PhD.  Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies, or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the college.  The ALA Accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship.  Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas.  All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity.  We consider experience in industry a plus. 

Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891.  With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies.  Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region.  Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).
To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=74217 or visit drexeljobs.com and search for position number 3838.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Arts Librarian


The College of William and Mary seeks an Arts Librarian.  The Arts Librarian serves as the liaison to three departments (music, art and art history, and theater, speech and dance) and is responsible for the overall operation of the Music Library. The Arts Librarian is expected to develop and sustain innovative ways of using library collections and services to support both the creative and scholarly activities of these departments and related interdisciplinary efforts.

The Arts Librarian will plan and monitor Music Library operations; manage collection development for the library; serve as primary source of reference services and conduct library instruction; participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the Research, Instruction and Outreach Services (RIOS) Department; be active in library and university committees.

The incumbent should be willing to collaborate with academic faculty, students and library staff; be open to experimentation; and possess an imaginative and creative approach to librarianship.

Required Qualifications:
- Ability to manage library operations
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
- Excellent instructional skills
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Demonstrated success in academic liaison work and building library collections
- ALA accredited MLS
- Three to six years public service experience in an academic library
- A degree or extensive participation in the arts
- Knowledge of library technology

This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

Located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, William and Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It is a "public Ivy" with 7,800 students, known for outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, and service.  The College is home to the excellent Muscarelle Museum of Art and has a fine theater tradition. In addition, half or more of our undergraduates participate in musical groups at some point; a cappella groups are especially popular. 

William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

Applications must be submitted on the Human Resources web page

Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection

The Harvard Theatre Collection (HTC), founded in 1901, is the oldest and one of the largest such collections in the world; its extensive holdings, including the John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection, embrace the widest possible range of performance, including dance, opera, musical theatre, film, and popular entertainment

The Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library is seeking a Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection. Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Collections, the Curator has primary responsibility for administration of the Harvard Theatre Collection, including collection building, collection promotion, and working with faculty and students.  The Curator interacts collaboratively with the Associate Librarian for Public Services and the Associate Librarian for Technical Services on matters relating to access, cataloging, and digitization of the collection, and with faculty, Houghton curators, and staff from Harvard's Loeb Music Library, the Harvard Film Archive, and Harvard's Office of the Arts and Culture in matters pertaining to collection development and programs. The Curator will engage faculty and students in aligning Theatre Collection programs with teaching and research. The Curator will represent Houghton Library at meetings of professional and scholarly organizations, especially those pertaining to the history of the performing arts

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts required and a minimum 5 years work experience in a special collections department, preferably in an academic research library environment. MLS strongly preferred; An Advanced degree in a subject relevant to the collection strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing a collections budget and working with the development office in the cultivation of donor and financial resources.
  • Knowledge of the history of the performing arts and the antiquarian book market
  • Reading knowledge of at least two modern European languages required
  • Basic knowledge of library systems and catalogs and issues concerning digitization and catalog access to the collections required.
  • Proficiency with standard MS Office Suite, database, and spreadsheet software
  • Experience in a supervisory and project management role required
To see full job description and apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: Harvard Employment Site

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Harriet Morel Oxman Director of the Catherwood, Hospitality, and Management Libraries


The Cornell University Library seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader who is able to conceptualize and implement a shared vision for a new library model at Cornell University. Responsible for three unit libraries that provide outstanding service to their communities, the Oxman Director has the opportunity to lead an innovative team that is charged with enhancing services, expanding access to online resources, increasing efficiency, and focusing on evolving user needs across the Catherwood, Hospitality, and Management library communities.
  
The Harriet Morel Oxman Director coordinates planning and development of services and collections, develops collaborative programs in support of the three schools, and works closely with the deans and the librarians of the School of Hotel Administration, the Johnson School of Management, and the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR) to understand, respect, and respond to the unique requirements of the students, faculty, and extension personnel in each of those programs.  Provides leadership and works collaboratively with staff in Alumni Affairs and Development to identify and cultivate relationships with donors and alumni of the three schools.  The Director supervises the assistant directors and works with a committed team of academic librarians and library assistants within the three unit libraries.  She/he reports directly to the Associate University Librarian for Teaching, Research, Outreach, and Learning Services and to the deans or associate deans of the three schools. 
Background:  Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.  The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality.  It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats.  The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.
The three schools and their libraries reflect the diversity of the social sciences at Cornell.  The ILR School, which offers undergraduate and graduate education as well as career-long learning for professionals, focuses on advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach.  The services and collections of Martin P. Catherwood Library reflect that mission and are housed in a state-of-the art facility.  The Catherwood Library also includes the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, a major repository for management and labor union archives, photographs, and oral histories.  Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration is regarded as the premier hospitality management school. Learning takes place in classrooms, in the on-campus Statler hotel, and in varied industry settings around the world. The NestlĂ© Hotel Library provides responsive services to the School’s 60 full-time faculty as well as to the 800 undergraduate students who come from more than 30 countries around the world.  Its collection focuses on hospitality accounting, cookery, food and beverage management, franchising, hotel and restaurant design, real estate, tourism and travel.  The Johnson School of Management provides graduate-level education in four unique academic programs leading to a Cornell MBA.  Intentionally small and highly selective (650 MBA and PhD students; 90 full and part-time faculty), the Johnson School forms a concentrated, invigorating culture that functions much like a high-performance workplace.  The Johnson School Library, recent recipient of the SLA Center for Excellence Award, prides itself on being the school’s research partner.  As the campus hub for business and entrepreneurial research, the Management Library offers information on subjects such as accounting, finance, investments, marketing, and organizational behavior as well as an extensive collection of online resources to match these concentrations.
Requirements:  Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and work successfully with a team of staff within a complex environment with multiple constituencies.  Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, and donors. The successful candidate should have at least five years of management and leadership experience in an academic or research library and an understanding of trends related to a rapidly evolving information environment and to change management within an academic setting. MLS degree or equivalent as well as a subject background in the social sciences are required with an additional graduate degree preferred. 
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions.  Professional travel funding available.
Application Procedure: Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1st and will be accepted until this position is filled. To apply for this position go to http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/, search under the job category of Librarians, and select posting number 13621. Follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Data Librarian, Leslie Frost Library


York University Libraries invite applications for the position of a fluently bilingual (French and English) data librarian in the Leslie Frost Library. The Libraries seek an energetic, service‑oriented person with strong reference, data, instructional and web skills.

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada’s most multicultural city.  York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff, and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.  The bilingual Glendon University College offers courses in the social sciences, humanities and international affairs, and graduate programs in French, Hispanic Studies, Public Affairs and Translation.

York University Libraries consist of a large central library and three branch libraries, one of which is the Leslie Frost Library on the Glendon campus.  The Frost Library serves a population of approximately 2,800 students and faculty.

The chosen candidate will provide research support in the use of data; reference assistance in the social sciences and humanities to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty; instruct library users individually and in groups; liaise with faculty members; participate in collections development and maintenance; participate in the creation and maintenance of web‑based resources; participate in departmental working groups and committees of the Libraries and of the University; contribute to librarianship and scholarship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.  Some evening and weekend work, as well as travel between campuses is required.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to six years post-MLIS experience
  • Educational background in the social sciences or humanities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent reference service.
  • Expertise with statistics, data resources, and statistical software packages.
  • Understanding of the principles of collection development
  • Familiarity with government information sources
  • Experience with the creation of web based resources
  • A strong public service ethic and/or background.
  • Understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Familiarity with the trends of technology in teaching and librarianship.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse population of faculty, librarians, staff, and students.
  • Interest in university committee work, research, and professional development.

This position is a tenure-stream appointment to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level and appropriate for a librarian with up to six years’ post-MLIS experience.  Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/).  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  The position is available May 1, 2011.  All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer.  The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness.  York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2010.  Applications should include a cover letter relating the applicant’s qualifications to the requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three referees. Applications can be sent to:

Chair, Frost Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 310 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Fax: 416-736-5451
Email: yulapps@yorku.ca

Applications should be sent by mail, or by fax or email with a hard copy following.