Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian
Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian (Three Positions)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
: The expected start date is August 2022. This is a three-year, 100%, twelve-month, visiting appointment, with the potential to become permanent.
The University Library’s Diversity Residency Program seeks to increase the diversity of the library profession. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who share this commitment to fill three 3-year Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian positions, from August 2022 – August 2025. The program is designed to counteract the equity gaps that limit opportunities for early-career Black, Indigenous, and People-of-Color (BIPOC) librarians by providing residents with professional experience and mentoring in academic librarianship. The Diversity Residency Program is designed to be flexible to provide residents with an experience that is tailored for their success. Residents will have a host unit, and they will have the opportunity to work in up to two additional units/functional areas to collaborate on projects and explore services/technologies. The University Library is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries Diversity Alliance, and we are firmly committed to supporting their principles and efforts. More info about the ACRL Diversity Alliance can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance
: Start date August 16, 2022 through – August 15, 2025
We are recruiting to fill the following residency librarian positions:
- Experimental Learning and Engagement Librarian
- Open Educational Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian
- Preservation Outreach and Engagement Librarian
Information on the projected responsibilities of the three positions is available here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement and EEO Statement:
The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and we strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates who share these values to apply.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/
Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs about 3,000 faculty members who serve over 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu
The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/
Salary and Rank:
The salary for each position is $60,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidates will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.
Terms of Appointment:
Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non- cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu
and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. In your letter of interest, please specify which residency position(s) you are interested in; if more than one, please provide a ranking for your preferences. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.
In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by May 13, 2022. The review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
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. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment
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