The Research & Instruction Librarian for Science and Healthcare serves as a tenure-track subject librarian and teaches information literacy, provides research assistance, and develops print and electronic collections in the disciplines of healthcare and the sciences in support of teaching and scholarship. Specifically, the librarian is the liaison between the library and the departments of Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Geological Sciences, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy. The librarian shares the responsibility for participating in general library instruction, research assistance, assessment activities, strategic planning, and other library and campus initiatives.
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the top Massachusetts state universities in the percentage of undergraduates majoring in a science or healthcare field and the university continues to experience rapid growth in these areas. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2013.
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.
Incumbents are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The position is subject to available funding.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.