Resident Research Assistant Librarian
The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
|Proposed Faculty Rank||Research Assistant Librarian|
|Department||00790 - Marriott Library - Operations|
|Track||Non Tenure Track|
|New Position to Begin||Anticipated June/July 2017|
The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or underserved groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent’s first professional library position; it will orient the Resident Research Assistant Librarian to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident’s professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library’s priorities.
The Resident will be supervised by the Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library’s four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department’s success. Each rotation will build the Resident’s understanding of the library’s mission, role, and structure; the Resident’s practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident’s ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident Librarian will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.
The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident’s interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident’s competencies in an area of specialization.
The Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
The position requires a two year commitment to begin no later than July 2017.
Required qualifications include:
Job Responsibilities include:
Compensation: $53,000. The University of Utah offers an excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual. This is a two-year career-line faculty appointment.
Applications received by February 14, 2017 will receive full consideration
About the U
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447 for information.
|Special Instructions for Candidates||
All applications received by February 14, 2017 will receive full consideration.
When prompted to do so, please upload your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Candidates selected for the final onsite interview will be asked to provide three (3) letters of recommendation.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you have, or will you have, an MSI, MLIS, or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution by July 1, 2017?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References
- Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
- Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission