Posting Number: F00383
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Houston Libraries seeks a highly collaborative liaison to the departments of Biology & Biochemistry, and Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Both departments grant bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, providing many opportunities to work with undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers. In addition to responsibilities for instruction, collection development, and outreach, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop new services to support faculty and graduate student research.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Science team within Liaison Services. The team addresses topics of shared interest across science and engineering disciplines in collections, research support, and other areas. There are opportunities for collaboration on new projects and to support team members on current initiatives. In addition, the UH Libraries has embarked on a new 2017-2021 Strategic Plan with exciting opportunities to advance digital scholarship services, create new student success programs, and design and implement new collection management strategies. The UH Libraries will soon house a new Digital Research Center and be opening a new Health Sciences Library. There is a rich opportunity to work collaboratively to develop projects and services as part of these initiatives.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams, with staff at all levels, as well as faculty and students.
Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.
Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries' total staff is 160, including 62 professionals. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.
The UH Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces. The complete document is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan . The Libraries' Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status: http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ . We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.
General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of Houston is a nationally prominent research university. Researchers are making new demands on available resources, seeking new funding sources, exploring new modes of scholarship, and generating and managing a vast array of research data. By aligning UH Libraries' expertise and resources with these evolving research agendas, the Libraries can significantly impact the success of campus research, preserve and expand access to scholarship at UH, and document research excellence.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required – ALA-accredited Master's degree; demonstrated excellent communication skills and strong service orientation; degree, significant coursework, and/or work experience within the natural sciences with an emphasis on biology and/or chemistry; strong knowledge of or ability to facilitate the adoption of practical technologies that can enhance instruction and research support to the sciences.
Experience or demonstrated interested in instruction in face to face and online environments; strong project management skills and analytical skills; demonstrated initiative and creativity; understanding of the scientific research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience; experience with or demonstrated interest in bioinformatics.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Applicants should submit the names and contact information for 3 professional references.
At time of application an unofficial transcript of the ALA-accredited library/information science degree is requested.
Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.
All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information about the Libraries: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment
Desired Employee Start Date: 03/01/2017