Office of Human Resources

First Floor Koren Building
718 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Email: careers@duq.edu
Phone: 412.396.6575
Fax: 412.396.2236
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00

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Gumberg Library

We welcome you to apply for the following faculty appointments:


STEM LIBRARIAN

Job Posting Date:  May 24, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/35385

Gumberg Library at Duquesne University invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure track library faculty appointment available July 1, 2016. Starting salary is in the low to mid-$50s.

This full-time non-tenured library faculty position reports to the Director of Information Services. Collaborates with colleagues and disciplinary faculty to develop, promote and provide library instruction and information literacy initiatives. Serves as a departmental liaison and member of the library's STEM-HS team to develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in STEM disciplines. Provides beginning through advanced level support for searching scientific databases. Supports faculty with bibliometric analysis of scholarship and participation in systematic reviews.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and promote information literacy instruction, particularly in the STEM disciplines. Teach required interprofessional research skills course for health sciences students.
  • Participate in instructional design of online and traditional courses. Develop effective research assignments, and online research guides and tutorials.
  • Assess learning outcomes and contribute overall to assessment of library instruction, services, programs, and other initiatives.
  • Provide research assistance through traditional and innovative means in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines.
  • Collaboratively develop library programs and outreach initiatives that support faculty and students in the STEM disciplines.
  • Participate in collection development in support of assigned STEM fields, including policy, selection, and weeding. Conduct collection analyses and participate in accreditation and self-study activities.
  • Monitor scholarly publishing trends and their impact on information and library services to STEM students and faculty.
  • Serve the library and university through participation on campus-wide committees, including leadership of selected committees.
  • Participate in scholarly and professional activities including publication of journal articles and book reviews and presentations at regional and national professional conferences that contribute to the practice of academic librarianship.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Work requires a M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience as a professional librarian in an academic library setting
  • Experience in library and information literacy instruction
  • Experience in providing reference service and research support using multiple modalities
  • Experience implementing the application of new technologies for user services
  • Successful project management experience

Knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge of electronic and traditional resources and trends in library services in STEM disciplines
  • Expertise using library systems, including research databases, content management systems, and discovery systems
  • Knowledge of information literacy and instructional techniques
  • Knowledge of bibliometric and other tools related to scholarly communications

Skills:

  • Strong instructional skills including the ability to develop instructional materials and present instruction to students and faculty one-on-one, in individual classes, and as part of a required course
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Abilities:

  • Interact effectively with diverse students, faculty, and other library users
  • Work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a complex, service-oriented environment
  • Appraise information sources in multiple formats for the purpose of making purchase recommendations
  • Plan, implement, and assess projects
  • Meet the criteria for the library's promotion process at or above the level of Librarian II

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline, or two years of experience working with STEM faculty and students, or equivalent experience. Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, in the sciences, or a related field, or advanced coursework in Library Science.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission, and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Our Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students." Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application consists of a detailed letter of application, a complete CV, and three current letters of reference that address the candidate's qualifications. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/35385. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://duq.edu/academics/gumberg-library.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN

Job Posting Date:  January 5, 2016

To Apply:  apply.interfolio.com/33622

This is a non-tenured faculty position reporting to the Head of Collection Management. This position is responsible for the management of the acquisition of resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, databases and other formats as they evolve. The position oversees ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations; also participates in the planning, selection, acquisition and management of both print and digital collections. Meets the Gumberg Library criteria for appointment related to librarianship, scholarship, and service at least at a Librarian II level. Monitors emerging trends in acquisitions. Other duties include compiling accurate and timely statistics, serving as contact person to resolve issues related to acquisitions, and serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. Continuing professional development and contribution to the professional literature and activities of professional organizations are expected.

Duquesne University is a private university that serves nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located on a beautiful campus on a bluff within blocks of Downtown Pittsburgh, a Forbes-rated Most Livable City. One of the nation's leading Catholic universities, Duquesne University provides a well-rounded education that challenges students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development. Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. We share the Spiritans' commitment to: educational excellence, moral and spiritual values, an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and service to students, the Church, the community, the nation and the world. To learn more about Duquesne University, please visit our website at www.duq.edu.

Gumberg Library is the intellectual heart of Duquesne's campus and an essential contributor to successful teaching, learning, and scholarship through its collections, research and user services. The collection includes over 1.1 million print and electronic volumes, books, journals, and research databases. Housed in a 115,000 square foot building, the library offers newly renovated collaborative spaces for students. Our special collections include the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center, and the Duquesne University Special Collections and Archives, featuring unique collections focused on Pittsburgh and local Catholic history. We provide numerous instruction sessions, workshops, and educational events - 580 sessions for more than 6,000 students and faculty last year.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages a $2+ million materials budget, including endowment funds.
  • Manages the renewal and payment of electronic resources: tracks pricing, updates title/format changes, services, and costs.
  • Supervises daily acquisitions activities. Oversees, monitors, and evaluates activities of two full time staff members.
  • Compiles and assesses statistical data into midyear and annual reports.
  • Produces budget projections for the library materials budget, as well as prepares statistical, financial and evaluative reports upon request. Assists in budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Produces 5-year expenditure reports by department/subject as needed.
  • Fosters and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates contracts and monitors new service opportunities.
  • Monitors and investigates emerging acquisitions trends.
  • Promotes library services to the university community.
  • Keeps abreast of and makes contributions to the professional literature, activities of professional organizations, and scholarly developments in the areas of acquisitions, technical services, and/or related topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution; minimum of 3 years professional experience in acquisitions/serials and financial components of integrated library systems in an academic library, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and library projects, superior oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups in a complex, service-oriented environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Significant budgetary experience; successful supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS, (III).

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33622. To learn more about Gumberg Library, please visit: http://www.library.duq.edu.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.