Eastern Washington University Libraries seeks a dynamic and energetic STEM Outreach and Instruction Librarian to support our STEM programs. This position is an 11-month, full-time tenure-track library faculty appointment (working over 12 months) to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, service and scholarship. The STEM Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library colleagues in identifying ways to promote library goals and initiatives.
The STEM Librarian will perform outreach to faculty in areas such as Applied Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, and Mathematics, and will develop library collections in support of these disciplines. They will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of scholarly publishing, e-science, and data management for STEM disciplines, and will help advance associated library initiatives. This person will be comfortable collaborating and building strong relationships with faculty through outreach initiatives that support student retention and success. The ideal candidate is a dynamic information literacy instructor who is capable of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in both general and specialized classes.
The STEM Librarian will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance to library patrons both in-person and virtually. We seek a candidate who genuinely enjoys helping people and providing outstanding customer service to patrons. The candidate should also be comfortable working with diverse groups and promoting cultural competency. This person will be actively engaged in assessing student learning outcomes, and contribute effectively to department-wide learning assessment efforts.
Key responsibility areas include:
- Reference and Individual Instruction (22%)
- Development and Delivery of Classroom, Distance, and Online Instruction (30%)
- Liaison, Outreach, Collaboration with Academic Departments (15%)
- Research and Service to the Library and University (20%)
- Collection Development and Management (3%)
- Miscellaneous Library Support Activities (10%)
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing. Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full time position that works 11 months spread over 12 months. Salary is evenly distributed across all 12 months.