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Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research

Posted: 04/30/2020

Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research 

The University of Northern Iowa's (UNI) Rod Library seeks a collaborative and visionary individual to serve as Associate University Librarian, Learning and Research. Rod Library, located at the heart of campus, serves more than 12,000 students, faculty, and staff at one of three public universities in Iowa. The Library includes the UNI Museum and the HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services (IRTS), which is located in the Schindler Education Center. The Library is committed to supporting student success, diversity and inclusion, campus vitality, and community engagement, as outlined in its strategic plan.
 
The Associate University Librarian will provide leadership and strategic direction for the library's Learning and Research Division, one of three library divisions. The division includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, the library’s liaison program, the Learning Commons, and the library’s unique resource collections: Fine and Performing Arts, UNI Museum, Special Collections and University Archives, HNI Corporation Instructional Resources & Technology Services (IRTS), and Youth. The division contains a total of 21 faculty and staff. The position reports to the Dean of Library Services.
 
This is a full-time tenure eligible administrative faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate's record must demonstrate professional accomplishments that warrant this appointment.
 
This position will be responsible for developing the vision and strategic direction and providing leadership for the Learning and Research Division; supervising and supporting unit coordinators, selected tenured and tenure-track faculty, and professional & scientific staff; fostering an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork; monitoring and evaluating trends and developments in librarianship relevant to the division; building productive relationships with internal and external partners; serving as a member of the library's Executive Management Team and Dean's Advisory Group; participating in appropriate professional associations; serving on library, university, and professional committees; and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative work.
 
UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. 
           
ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or international equivalent required.
 
Required qualifications include increasing responsibilities in positions related to information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, a library’s unique resource collections; at least three years of experience managing or supervising the work of librarians and/or staff in an academic library; evidence of competence in strategic planning and collaborative decision-making in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated skills in leadership, oral and written communication, and creative problem solving; demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trends relevant to any of the areas of the division; and a record suitable for appointment at the Associate Professor rank or higher.
 
Preferred qualifications include experience supporting and/or mentoring tenured and tenure-track faculty; professional experience in archives and/or museums; demonstrated experience in effectively implementing new technologies to improve services; experience with data-informed decision making; and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Not all preferred qualifications must necessarily be met to be a successful candidate.
 
Applications received by April 30, 2020, will receive full consideration. Anticipated start date is Fall 2020 and the salary is $84,000 to commensurate. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Ellen Neuhaus at 319-273-3739 or Ellen.Neuhaus@uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks required.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University is a tobacco-free campus.
 

Type of Employment: Full-Time