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Library: Assistant Professor as Arts Librarian

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
McIntyre Library

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #18823
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Library: Assistant Professor as Arts Librarian

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in McIntyre Library. The library seeks a dynamic candidate to lead library efforts to cultivate collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff in the visual and performing arts. The Arts librarian will advance the university’s commitment to student engagement and innovative programs by inspiring and encouraging the integration of art and multimedia resources into a wide range of disciplines, with special attention to medical and health humanities. This position works with library colleagues and other units on campus to support and enhance arts collections and resources in the library, including library print, media and digital collections; a digital studio and makerspace; and the university permanent art collection. This position is part of a team that delivers information literacy instruction and research expertise to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and ability to thrive in a changing and collaborative environment. Commitment to teaching excellence and to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals are essential. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with an anticipated start date in winter of 2022. This position reports to the director of libraries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library and information science program. Degree must be completed by anticipated start date. New professionals are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with diverse populations. Excellent communication skills. Evidence of problem-solving and organizational skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Coursework or degree in art, music, theater, dance or another relevant arts discipline. Experience in sound recording, film, and/or graphic design technologies.

DUTIES:

  • Serves as liaison to visual and performing arts disciplines, consulting and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to meet their information and instructional needs. Other relevant subject areas may be assigned depending on the background and interests of the successful candidate, and the needs of the organization.
  • Provides oversight and strategic leadership of the digital studio
  • Serves on a team that supports, promotes, enhances and manages the makerspace
  • Guides development and use of the University's permanent art collection
  • Participates in collection development to support the Library’s educational mission.
  • Provides in-person and virtual research consultation services.
  • Accepts and implements other duties as assigned.
  • Teaches in the library’s information literacy program, including course-integrated instruction, individual research consultation, and credit-bearing course instruction.
  • Serves on appropriate library, campus, and UW System committees.
  • Pursues continued study, scholarly activities, and creative work.
  • Participates in professional and service activities.
  • Contributes to university and library equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) goals.
  • Participates in department, library, and university planning.

DEPARTMENT: UW-Eau Claire libraries include the main campus McIntyre Library and the Barron campus branch library. We are a team-based organization consisting of 9 faculty, 2 academic staff, and 16 university staff. We strive to be an inclusive and student-centered organization that values excellent service, innovation, collaboration, and the importance of flexibility and fun in our work. More information at https://library.uwec.edu.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Library: Assistant Professor as Arts Librarian position (Job ID # 18823) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Robin Miller   millerob@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 25, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).