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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Job Announcement
Romance Languages Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Romance Languages Librarian. The Romance Languages Librarian will fulfill liaison duties creatively and strategically in order to enhance student learning, faculty research excellence, and emerging scholarly practices within the Departments of French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (which includes Catalan and Gallego), and the Anderson Language Technology Center. The Romance Languages Librarian will be situated in the Libraries’ Arts & Humanities department, which values critical, reflective, and student-centered teaching, research assistance, and outreach. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this tenure-track position are research/creative work and service, in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Requirements:
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

Demonstrated ability to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, respect, and inclusion.
Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
Commitment to critical, highly responsive practices in teaching and learning.
Understanding of the information needs of researchers studying Romance languages, literatures, and cultures.
Commitment to innovative, inclusive, and user-centered library services.
Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within higher education, especially in Romance languages disciplines.
Reading knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, or Portuguese.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to contribute effectively and respectfully with colleagues on collaborative projects.
Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a relevant field (such as Spanish, French, Latin American studies, etc).
Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to Romance languages and/or area studies.
Experience in an academic or research library.
Experience with grant writing or fundraising.
Experience participating in collection development in world languages, in an academic or research library.
Experience developing innovative learning opportunities to enhance research and/or teaching.
Experience engaging in collaborative projects and programs at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.
Strong knowledge and ability in multiple Romance languages (especially Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Catalan): fluency in one or more of these languages, and reading knowledge in two or more.

Appointment and Salary:
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Rank will depend upon professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with ARL averages for similar positions. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by June 27, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online atCU Careers (posting 13806) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, atDylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed athttp://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13806&lang=en

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

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Dylan Wiersma
Libraries HR Specialist
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Dean’s Office, Norlin N210
184 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
p: 303/492-8625
e: Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU
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