Western Carolina University
Research & Instruction Librarian/Business Liaison (Position #******)
Please see Special Instructions for more details. To be considered, you must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume and a list of professional references with contact information. For more information, contact Sarah Steiner at ************ or ***********************. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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Classification TitleAssistant Professor
Working TitleResearch & Instruction Librarian/Business Liaison (Position #******)
DepartmentOffice of the Dean - Hunter Library
Western Carolina Universitys Hunter Library seeks a Reference & Instruction Librarian/Business Liaison to join its highly engaged and service-oriented faculty in the Research and Instruction Services (RIS) department. The librarian in this position collaborates and builds relationships with the faculty, staff, and students of College of Business in support of their research, teaching, and learning.
All RIS librarians at Hunter Library provide interdisciplinary, high-quality research assistance and library instruction during weekdays, evenings, and weekends, and build an ongoing understanding of the disciplines and library resources for all fields of study. RIS librarians participate in an active information literacy instruction program (on and off-campus), contribute to the development of collections and research tools, and collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decision-making and initiatives. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, flexible, and up to the challenge of serving a diverse offering of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a number of online and distance education initiatives. All library employees assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned. New graduates are encouraged to apply.
This is a 12 month tenure track position.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
*MLS from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science or international equivalent;
*strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills;
*demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility;
*ability to work independently and collaboratively, as a leader and team member, with library and campus colleagues;
*familiarity with current trends in library technology and electronic resources, along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation;
*ability to develop an ongoing understanding of the curricular and disciplinary needs of the university;
*ability to build expertise in relevant business tools and resources.
*MLS from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science or international equivalent
*experience in synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction;
*reference experience in a library setting;
*an undergraduate degree in a business discipline or business/entrepreneurial experience.
Position TypePermanent Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week40
Number of Months Per Year12
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered, you must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume and a list of professional references with contact information. For more information, contact Sarah Steiner at ************ or ***********************. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit . Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call ************** or email at ******************.
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (************) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (************). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- List of referencesOptional Documents
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Inside Higher Ed
- HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- Website - ************
- Personal Referral
- Agency Referral
Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color,national origin, religion, sex, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. In addition, Western Carolina University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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