Thursday, November 01, 2012

Assistant Professor/Librarian at WKU-Owensboro

Western Kentucky University, Owensboro Regional Campus, is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor/Librarian in the Department of Library Public Services. This position is located on the Owensboro Campus. This is a ten-month, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position begins on July 1, 2013.

WKU-Owensboro (WKU-O) enrolls approximately 1200 students and employs over 80 faculty and staff members. The WKU-O campus, approximately 70 miles from the main campus in Bowling Green, offers a wide variety of degree programs and serves the western Kentucky and southern Indiana area. With a population of 58,000, Owensboro sits on the south shore of the Ohio River and is located in Daviess County.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. All tenure-eligible positions involve, in addition to regular job duties, assigned committee work and  research/publishing.

  • Supervise and manage the WKU-Owensboro Campus Library services, material, and personnel, including student assistants

  • Provide reference service, research instruction (primarily on using online databases), and library orientation to WKU-O faculty and students

  • Do collection development for the undergraduate and graduate programs offered at WKU-Owensboro and for assigned areas of the main campus library

  • Serve as liaison to main campus academic departments

  • Work with the Extended Library and Off-Campus Services Librarian to assure quality service to the WKU-O students

NOTE: This position requires regular, periodic travel between Owensboro and the main campus in Bowling Green.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science, plus a subject Master's, specialist, or other advanced degree

  • Prior library experience in a professional position

  • Recent experience with various instructional technologies and digital resources in a library setting

  • Experience providing reference services and instruction

  • Ability to meet the promotion and tenure criteria of the Department

Salary: commensurate with education and experience.

Please send application materials to:

Katherine Pennavaria
WKU-Glasgow Library
500 Hilltopper Way
Glasgow, KY 42141

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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