Visiting Faculty - University Libraries
Job no: 494345
Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - 12 Months
Categories: University Libraries
Liaison Librarians collaborate with faculty to provide learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The person hired for this position will work with researchers in social sciences and professional programs. Liaisons engage in library instruction, research services, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach in their assigned areas, as well as provide support to the first-year writing program. They demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the liberal education mission, and work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic, team-based organization. They will report to the Head of Liberal Arts and be primarily located on the Allendale Campus with occasional work on the downtown Grand Rapids Campus.
This position will give the selected candidate the opportunity to:
CREATE— Liaison Librarians identify and implement new and emerging trends, best practices, and models in instruction and research support as well as scholarly engagement. They develop projects that align with their areas of focus and anticipate the future needs of the Libraries.
COLLABORATE— Liaison Librarians work collaboratively to ensure that our instructional and research services are meeting the needs of our users. They have opportunities to work with faculty, staff, and students across the University. We invite applicants who have a user-focused, innovative, and creative approach to their work.
GROW— GVSU Librarians are members of the university faculty with a 12-month appointment. Librarians engage in scholarship, professional development, and service to the organization and the profession. There are opportunities to work across the Libraries and the University to gain experience and knowledge about areas of our profession, with an emphasis on collaboration. Librarians at GVSU engage in faculty governance and participatory-style management practices. In addition, the successful applicant will gain a greater understanding of how to flourish in an academic setting.
GVSU and the GVSU Libraries have a culture that encourages professional growth and development. Funding and support for conference travel and the dissemination of scholarly output is provided by both the Libraries and the University via internal grants and mentoring. For more information on how GVSU supports travel and scholarship, please see the Pew Faculty Teaching and learning Center grants page at https://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/grants-47.htm and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence dissemination travel grant page at https://www.gvsu.edu/csce/dissemination-travel-grant-13.htm. Additionally, the State Library of Michigan offers Professional Development Grants for Librarians.
DISCOVER more about the benefits GVSU offers by visiting https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring, the GVSU Wellness website https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv, or the GVSU HR site https://www.gvsu.edu/hro.
- Master's Degree awarded by a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA
- Ability to function productively and with flexibility in an evolving environment
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy
- Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as a focus on user needs and experience
- Confident humility – the ability to simultaneously acknowledge one’s own and others’ expertise and values
- Self-starter – identifies work to be done and pursues that in line with the organization’s needs
- Curiosity – self-identifies and pursues the need for new skills and knowledge
- Knowledge of or experience developing and delivering instructional programming
- Experience using research tools and knowledge of teaching information literacy
- Ability to learn and use new instructional technologies
- Knowledge of or experience with collection development
Campus: Grand Valley State University Libraries are a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. GVSU is a public Doctoral/Professional regional university anchored in Liberal Education. The University is located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 24,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and within easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.
Salary range: $50,000
How to Apply: A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications, your motivation to work at GVSU, and your commitment to inclusion with examples of addressing diversity, inclusion, and equity in your work, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) contact information of three professional references to contact only after candidate approval, and (4) degree transcripts (unofficial issued to students are acceptable to apply). The online application will allow applicants to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Questions? Feel free to contact Emily Frigo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Hazel McClure at email@example.com, search committee co-chairs.
Application deadline: August 22, 2022
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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