Job: Research & Instruction Librarian

General Information
Position:
Research & Instruction Librarian

Number position available:
4

Compensation:
Salary and rank commensurate with experience

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Dept Number/Name: 0-4001-000 Tampa Campus Library

College/Division: Acad Affairs-Tampa Library

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Compensation and academic rank commensurate with experience.

Position Number: 00009983

The USF Libraries 

The USF Libraries—with locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-- are reinventing our service to research faculty and students, in the process becoming a model for other libraries. Our daily work brings us into contact with globally recognized faculty and researchers, and many of our collections are online and available worldwide. Being a part of the USF Libraries means being a part of a vibrant, creative, and forward-thinking organization. 

Research & Instruction Librarians 

 As the fastest-rising university in America, the University of South Florida is shaping a better tomorrow. The USF Libraries invite you to join our team of Research and Instruction (R&I) Librarians to support our exceptionally talented faculty and students. We are looking for bright, friendly, and energetic individuals that celebrate diversity and inclusive excellence to work in teams to solve problems and meet scholar needs. We encourage applications from candidates who currently possess or demonstrate an interest in the following disciplines: Behavioral Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM. Cover letters should indicate a preferred area of interest. The USF Libraries are committed to providing the professional development necessary for Research & Instruction Librarians to develop and grow in their disciplinary areas of interest. Utilizing your subject focus, along with our unique collections and services, together we can impact the future of Florida and libraries across the nation.  

R&I Librarians participate in the library’s information literacy instruction initiatives and support high impact practices in courses and university initiatives.  The new team of librarians will be creative and forward-thinking colleagues with strong interpersonal skills, who will expand partnerships across library departments and with colleagues across campuses. We value diversity of thought, perspective, and experience and we are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  These positions report to the Director for Research & Instruction at the USF Libraries’ Tampa campus and are members of the Library Faculty. 

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students to understand their research and instruction needs, build collaborations, and promote library services 
  • Collaborate with USF Libraries Research & Instruction colleagues located on the three USF campuses on various departmental initiatives such as assessment, outreach, library instruction, and supporting faculty or student research 
  • Develop a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments required for promotion    
  • Actively participate and demonstrate leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the USF Libraries, University, profession, and community  


To be successful in this position, candidates will need:
 

  • A growth mindset and commitment to professional development  
  • Instruction and presentation skills   
  • Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills  
  • Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library user experience
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively 

 

Applications must be submitted through the Careers@USF website, Job ID 30198 and include a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should indicate a preferred area of interest: Behavioral Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields.  The R&I Department is committed to mentoring librarians at all levels by supporting professional development, research productivity, and professional service. Please go to www.lib.usf.edu/employment for more information. We are open to all levels of excellence. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.  


Education:

QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science earned by the time of appointment and appropriate experience as a professional librarian consistent with university guidelines. Evidence of professional growth through publication, association activities, or other contributions to the field. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Librarian.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one of the following fields: Behavioral Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields 
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction 
  • Knowledge of quantitative or qualitative analysis, digital humanities, big datasets, data management, data visualization tools, impact management, open science, systematic or scoping reviews 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships across the library and university  
  • Demonstrated capacity for scholarly publications and presentations.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
03-11-2022

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
University of South Florida Tampa - Tampa, FL

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 5022

City:
Tampa

Zip:
33620-6100

County:
Alachua


Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of South Florida Tampa - Tampa, FL

Address:
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 5022

City:
Tampa

State:
Florida

Zip:
33620-6100

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Michelle Sticht

Contact Email:
msticht@usf.edu

Contact Phone:
813-974-1623

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the Careers@USF website, Job ID 30198 and include a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should indicate a preferred area of interest: Behavioral Sciences, Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields.  The R&I Department is committed to mentoring librarians at all levels by supporting professional development, research productivity, and professional service. Please go to www.lib.usf.edu/employment for more information. We are open to all levels of excellence. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.


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