Posting Number: F00264
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Department: University Libraries:H0143
Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Houston Libraries seeks an English liaison librarian with knowledge of or experience in the study of digital humanities. In addition to responsibilities for collection development, instruction, outreach, and research support for the Department of English, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in British & American Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric & Composition, the position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the UH Libraries effort to advance digital research services. The English Librarian will contribute toward this effort in collaboration with the Humanities Team and the Liaison Services Department to build expertise and research services to facilitate faculty and student digital humanities projects. These opportunities will further the success of a new Digital Research Commons in the library. The successful candidate will also work proactively to enhance information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs, and will work with the Instruction Team to enhance and teach information literacy skills in lower-level composition and rhetoric courses.
Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws Document. 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.
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 agenda, 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.
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
- Demonstrated excellent communication skill and strong service orientation
- Ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment
- Proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students.
- Degree or significant coursework in English; or professional experience working with English department students and faculty in an research library setting
- Demonstrated awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution
- Demonstrated knowledge of research and digital humanities trends and principles
- Experience in library instruction and assessment
- Experience in collection development
- Project management skills
- Demonstrated initiative and creativity
- Familiarity or experience with tools and techniques for the digital humanities
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
The position is available after September 1, 2017.
Desired Employee Start Date: 01/16/2017