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Assistant Professor-Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian

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Oregon State University


Corvallis, OR

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The Oregon State University Libraries & Press (


) invites energetic, self-starter, and social justice-oriented individuals to apply for a full-time (1.0


), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor-Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian position. Beginning or early-career librarians are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will join a very collaborative and highly engaged team of library faculty and staff. The primary assignment for the librarian in this position is to collaboratively liaise with the College of Science, which includes the departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and Statistics.

The librarian will work with campus and library colleagues to build relationships in order to develop and promote library instruction, programs, services, and outreach initiatives. This position is particularly focused on supporting historically underrepresented students in science such as students of color, first-generation students, and women. The Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian will also undertake research to inform practice and contribute to scholarly conversations in journals, at conferences, and in other appropriate outlets. This position reports to the Head of the Libraries' Teaching and Engagement Department.


has an institution-wide commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce in order to support a diverse student body and to model the strengths inherent in a diverse community. Therefore we encourage job candidates who bring a wide range of perspectives and lived experiences to consider working for


. The successful candidate will find a welcoming and supportive campus environment.

In order to build and support diversity within


education and




has specific forward-looking initiatives such as




, and participates in the


grant. As the primary constituency for the Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian, the award-winning faculty from the College of Science are noted for their teaching excellence, engagement with the advancement of science in the public sphere, and innovative environmental solutions.


is a progressive organization that contributes actively to the teaching and research mission of the University. The Valley Library is a medium-sized research library with an updated learning commons, a newly-integrated Undergrad Research & Writing Studio, and excellent teaching facilities, including a dedicated library classroom.


offers a collaborative, fast-paced work environment that is focused on providing innovative services and resources to our students, faculty, and staff.


is a member of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance and the Greater Western Library Alliance.

Oregon State University is located about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Portland metro area in Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis is a small, classic college town with vibrant restaurants, arts and culture, strong schools, and a robust vision for a sustainable future (Imagine Corvallis 2040). It is situated about an hour from the beautiful Oregon coast and two hours from the Cascade mountains.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and


for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.

Requirements :

●Master's degree in library or information science from an


accredited institution or foreign equivalent received by the time of hire.

●Bachelor's or Master's degree in Science, or at least 1 year of substantial and demonstrated experience with instruction or outreach to science students in an educational context.

●Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with departments, programs, community organizations, or groups.

●Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programming, for example teaching, training, facilitating discussions, delivering workshops or informative presentations.

●Demonstrated awareness of the challenges faced by historically underrepresented students in science such as students of color, first-generation students, and women, and demonstrated ability to design services and programs to enhance these students' success.

●Demonstrated ability to foster and support equity and inclusion in learning or other environments.

●A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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Oregon State University, as the state's land-grant university, has a presence in all of Oregon's 36 counties. In Portland, the state's largest populated area, OSU offers courses, provides services, houses administrative offices and hosts a Beaver Fan Shop.

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