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From the GMR: Job Posting at Western Illinois University

Health Sciences/Sciences Librarian -Assistant Professor
Search Opens December 1, 2011

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2012, negotiable

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: American Library Association-accredited master's degree and an additional advanced/professional degree. Demonstrated experience in the sciences (e.g. health, life, and/or physical).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of trends and issues in health science libraries.
• Public Service Experience
• Experience searching and providing instruction in health and science databases.
• Experience in creating multi-media teaching tools, and web-based instruction applications
• Participation in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Strong and effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Membership in related professional organizations.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as liaison to School of Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, and/or other science departments, as appropriate.
• Provide library instruction to groups in a classroom or other learning spaces.
• Collaborate with the Instructional Unit Coordinator to develop digital instructional tools and materials.
• Provide general reference and research services, including virtual methods, e.g. IM, Chat and e-mail to the campus community.
• Work with the Dean and faculty to identify and coordinate relevant library services and resources to enhance the libraries' mission.
• Participate in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Oversee the Physical Sciences Library and staff.
• Complete research and service activities to achieve tenure and promotion.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, tenure track faculty position, with a minimum annual salary of $71,628 as an Assistant Professor. New graduates are encouraged to apply. For departmental criteria for tenure and promotion visit http://www.wiu.edu/libraries/faculty/approvedfinaldepartmentcriteriax_2007-11.pdf. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.shtml. WIU Faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. To see the 2010-2015 agreement visit http://www.wiu.edu/provost/upi_agreement/.

THE DEPARTMENT: WIU Libraries continues to evaluate its services and digital resources to increase the university's effectiveness for the purpose of continuous improvement. The Libraries engage with the campus and the west central Illinois region, through multiple strategies in order to advocate, educate and promote the value of our libraries. Tutoring is provided in the Malpass Library. WIU Libraries (http://www.wiu.edu/libraries) includes the Malpass Library, 3 on-campus branch libraries and one at the WIU-Quad Cities campus, employs 16 faculty and 39 civil service employees, and has an annual budget over $5 million.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of only 20 public universities ranked a "Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution" by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential, four-year campus in Macomb and its upper-division urban commuter location in Moline, Illinois.

Western's campuses are dedicated to providing a high quality, accessible and affordable education. The WIU-Macomb and Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The four core values at the heart of the University are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. WIU's GradTrac and Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition, fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

WIU is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 762 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 18 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region, with 12 major theatrical and dance productions and more than 12 studio shows presented annually in Western's three theatres. The Bureau of Cultural Affairs and the University Union Board present outstanding concerts, lectures, dramatic presentations, films, and dance attractions.

University Libraries provide research assistance; instruction in library use; group study space; lectures and special events; regional archives; and is a federal and state depository program participant. The libraries house an extensive print collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic journals and publications. The Leslie F. Malpass Library in Macomb is the main library and provides an inviting environment for research and study. The Macomb campus also has three specialized branch libraries, one each for music, K-12 curriculum, and physical sciences. The WIU-Quad Cities library in Moline provides access to the same materials as the Macomb libraries.

Western Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: Send a curriculum vita, cover letter, complete contact information for three professional references, and copies of graduate transcripts. Apply to: Mary Day, Human Resources Coordinator, University Libraries, Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Direct questions about the position to Dr. Jeff Hancks, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, by email (preferred) at jlh112@wiu.edu or by telephone at (309) 298-2717.

Screening will begin February 1, 2012.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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