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Health Sciences Librarian (Assistant Professor)

The Lila D. Bunch Library at Belmont University is seeking applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning spring 2024.  

The Health Sciences Librarian will serve as liaison to the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. With various undergraduate and graduate programs, the candidate will work with students and faculty across health sciences disciplines in these two newly reconfigured and expanding colleges. Belmont is primarily a teaching university, and this position will focus on supporting the curriculum through information literacy and evidence-based practice instruction. Recent graduates with some experience, either through coursework or a practicum, are encouraged to apply. The person in this position will need to be able to work independently, build relationships, and take initiative to build new services for the colleges. They will also work alongside and have support from the Teaching and Scholarship Unit (which they will serve), the Scholarly Communications Librarians, and the Director of the Drug Information Center. There is also a developing medical school on campus, and this position will, at times, work alongside the medical librarians on projects to serve all the health- and medical-related programs.

Flexible Work Arrangements available, including remote work up to two days per week, compressed schedule, or flexible schedule. Must live within driving distance of Belmont University's Nashville campus.

Position Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison to the College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, initiating and building strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Work in collaboration with faculty partners to integrate information literacy and evidence-based practice instruction throughout the curriculum.
  • Serve as a team member in the Teaching and Scholarship Unit, contributing to outreach, research and instruction services, and other initiatives that serve the wider campus community.
  • Collaborate with library faculty from the Medical Library to offer interprofessional education programming.  
  • Provide reference assistance, in-depth research consultations, and literature searches to support student and faculty scholarship.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Advise undeclared students in course selection and degree completion.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

Qualifications

Required Education ALA-accredited Master’s degree

Required Experience

  • Relevant library or course experience, preferably in a health science setting.
  • Knowledge of advanced searching techniques in health sciences databases including PubMed.
  • Experience teaching information literacy or evidence-based medicine in a health sciences setting preferred.
  • Recent graduates or early career librarians who have an interest in health sciences librarianship are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary Information: $65,000 minimum

Application Information

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030.

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning and service. During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to the Belmont community. Candidates will also be asked to give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Bunch Library’s values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Library extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.

Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals.

 

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