Monday, February 13, 2006

Position Announcement: Reference Librarian/Health Sciences Bibliographer at Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University seeks a Reference Librarian/Health Sciences Bibliographer to join an energetic library team. This is a tenure-track faculty position, with a 12-month appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Serving about 28,000 students, Central Michigan University is an innovative doctoral/research-intensive institution recognized for strong undergraduate education and a range of focused graduate programs and research.

Position Description:

Shares responsibility with other librarians in the Reference Services Department for providing all facets of reference service, including reference and research support, and library instruction. Participates in collection development and serves as bibliographer for the academic disciplines of communication disorders, health education, the physician assistant program, physical therapy, and physical education and sport. As a faculty member, makes positive contributions toward university service and service to the broader profession, and actively engages in scholarly and/or creative achievements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Library reference experience. Teaching or other instructional experience. Subject expertise, degree, and/or experience in a health related field. Excellent communication skills, service-orientation, and ability to carry out assignments and responsibilities independently and cooperatively. Evident potential for earning tenure/promotion as a library faculty member.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Academic or health sciences library experience. Collection development experience. Web content development experience. Additional advanced degree, preferably in the health sciences.

Salary commensurate with qualifications, minimum $50,722. Excellent fringe benefits.

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume, and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Applications may be emailed to cole1se@cmich.edu (please include the phrase “Reference Librarian/Health Sciences Bibliographer Search” in the subject line). Alternatively, a hard copy application may be sent to:

Chairperson, Reference Librarian/Health Sciences Bibliographer Search Committee
407 Park Library
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Review of applications begins March 15, 2006. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see http://www.cmich.edu/aaeo/).

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