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Requisition ID:  22834

Assistant Professor, STEM

Job Summary

 

The person in this position will join a collaborative and collegial group of 13 STEM librarians in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Purdue’s showcase integrated classroom/library space and home to the Library of Engineering and Science.  The individual will be responsible for working with between 3 and 5 departments and schools in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute to identify and meet the information needs of their students, faculty, and staff, including embedded or standalone instruction, research data management support, individual consultations, and communicating and referring to the diversity of Libraries services, such as open access publishing, systematic reviews, data visualization and maker tools.  Establishes a research program leading to publications and presentations at national and international conferences.  Participates in Libraries wide initiatives and contributes to faculty governance.    

 

Successful Candidate Will

 

  • Develop and teach courses, workshops and embedded instruction, as appropriate, that incorporate active-learning methods and information and data literacy concepts;
  • Develop instructional materials, online educational objects, and/or lesson plans to provide scalability to the Libraries instructional program;
  • Provide individual consultations with faculty and students;
  • Have a strong commitment to diversity and promoting and sustaining a multicultural environment for learning;
  • Lead and/or collaborate on sponsored research;
  • Meet the criteria for promotion and tenure, including teaching and librarianship, research and scholarship, engagement, and service in Library and University governance. Faculty are also expected to actively engage in mentoring, advising, and supporting the academic success of undergraduate and graduate students.

About Purdue Libraries

 

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies https://www.lib.purdue.edu/, recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is at the forefront of academic librarianship and redefining the role of the academic, research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the University. Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, redefining of learning spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach. Libraries faculty have expanded their collaborative endeavors with disciplinary faculty in integrating information literacy into the core curriculum.

Qualifications

 

  • Requires a terminal degree in library/information science (a master’s from an ALA-accredited or equivalent school) or a terminal degree in a relevant field (typically a doctorate);
  • Experience or potential to deliver effective information literacy instruction;
  • Demonstrated use or knowledge of best practices in instructional design and active learning pedagogies;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive educational environment;
  • Capacity for conducting a robust research program.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

 

  • Interest or experience working with Biomedical, Mechanical, and Materials Science information sources, including developing collections in all formats;
  • Interest or experience providing research data support;
  • Knowledge or experience with data analysis/management software and tools.

Salary and benefits

 

The minimum salary for this position is $71,000.

 

Faculty tenure-track position with an Academic Year (AY) appointment. Rank of assistant professor.

 

Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.


Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, and tuition
support for employee, children, and spouse.  Purdue provides dual career assistance and relocation services.    

 

Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

 

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

 

Application Procedures

 

Applications need to be submitted to this https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22834/ posting and need to include the following:

 

  1. Cover letter addressing your interest in this position and how you meet the qualifications;
  2. Complete curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of research and teaching combined;
  4. At least three names of reference.

 

Purdue University’s Libraries and School of Information Studies is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

 

Purdue University’s Libraries and School of Information Studies is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Additional Information

 

Review of applications and interviews will begin November 30, 2022, and will continue until position is filled. 

 

Inquires can be sent to Carole Tolley, Lead Administrative Assistant at tolleyc@purdue.edu

 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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