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Digital Liberal Arts Academic Librarian

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor/Academic Librarian to begin September 1, 2023. Library faculty work during the 9-month academic year (September 1-May 31).

Digital liberal arts is an emerging focus within the Library; the new faculty member will have broad latitude to spearhead a wide range of initiatives across campus and the opportunity to expand campus expertise with digital liberal arts. We seek a strong educator who will develop projects related to digital literacy, digital humanities, and scholarly communication, as well as work closely with the institutional repository. We are looking for new voices to collaboratively transform how we develop student learners.

Position: Digital Liberal Arts Academic Librarian
Organization: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter,  MN 
United States
Salary: 66,000-69,000
Posting Start Date: 10/17/2022
Date Posted: 10/17/2022

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department. For library faculty, primary responsibilities include teaching instruction sessions in a variety of disciplines and course levels, participating in reference services, collection development, and shared management of the library.

Currently, tenure-line Gustavus faculty have a 6-course equivalent teaching assignment. In their first year, the successful candidate will receive a reduced teaching assignment of five course equivalents, plus one fully-compensated course release.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution completed by September 30, 2023
  • Second master’s degree (any subject) currently in progress (please indicate anticipated completion date); preference will be given to candidates with an earned second master's degree or those who will be completed by September 30, 2023 (a second master’s degree is required for tenure nomination, usually in the fifth year; candidates without the second master’s degree will be hired at the rank of Instructor)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital liberal arts tools and trends
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate student advising
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of at least one significant digital liberal arts project
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience teaching in a library setting
  • An emerging pattern of professional activity, for example, presentation at conferences, publications, involvement in professional associations, etc.
Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:
  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy, including examples of growth as an educator and improvement of teaching effectiveness
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • A brief (one page) statement of inclusion and equity commitment
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.
For full consideration, applications must be received by Monday, December 5, 2022. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists will be asked to submit additional information. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.
Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Status: This listing expires on: 1/15/2023
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Organization Information
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave.

St. Peter,  MN 56082
United States
(507) 933-7556
Jeannie Peterson