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Health and Life Sciences Librarian

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as the health and life sciences librarian. This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities for scholarly activities and/or professional service to meet both the libraries’ and the university’s requirements for promotion. The appointment may be as a tenure-track/tenured position or a clinical (nontenure track) position, depending on the successful candidate’s professional interest, scholarship engagement, and professional service. 

Under the guidance of the Medical Sciences Library deputy director, this position provides liaison services to the students, researchers, and faculty of Texas A&M University with an emphasis on the life and health sciences programs. Responsibilities include developing and delivering instructional programs, working with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated content, providing reference and research support, and participating in collection development for designated collection areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)–accredited master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • Demonstrated interest in providing online and classroom instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Library experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a health sciences library setting
  • Public services experience in a health sciences environment
  • Experience using health/life sciences resources
  • Experience designing and delivering instructional programs
  • Collection development experience
  • Knowledge of web content management systems
  • Knowledge of technologies for instruction and collaboration
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications and faculty metrics
  • Evidence of effective collaboration and teamwork
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

ENVIRONMENT:

The University: Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the 6th largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 63,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries: In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation, and risk-taking. In addition, the libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all Association of Research Libraries (ARL) libraries. Additionally, the libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL US public academic libraries. Currently, the staffing includes 268 individuals, which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community:  Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by September 28, 2018, will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: If you currently are NOT a Texas A&M System employee, please click below to go to our external career site to view our jobs. Go to External Career Site: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: If you currently ARE a Texas A&M System employee: Go to Internal Career Site: https://jobs.tamu.edu/internal-applicants/.

Please attach cover letter, vita, and email addresses and telephone numbers of 3 professional references to the application. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The Texas A&M System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/veterans/disability employer committed to diversity. The Texas A&M University Libraries are committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see library.tamu.edu, about the university, www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, www.visitaggieland.com.

Salary Information: Minimum starting salary will be $50,500

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