Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
The Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian develops and promotes library instruction, services, and programming to support science students in their curricular and co-curricular learning. This tenure-track position reports to the Head of the Teaching and Engagement Department. With colleagues, the Science Instruction and Outreach Librarian helps define the strategic goals of the Teaching and Engagement department and contributes to the department's unique model of shared governance.
Major Duties -Works collaboratively with the College of Science, other campus partners, OSULP science librarians, and other colleagues to build relationships, develop and promote library instruction, programs, services, and outreach initiatives that support student retention and success. -Identifies, builds, sustains, and assesses relationships with campus units and organizations like STEM Leaders and student groups working to increase representation of traditionally underrepresented students in science fields. -Collaborates with academic faculty, graduate teaching assistants, local community leaders and other members of the OSU community to develop effective research assignments, learning experiences, and digital learning resources for OSU students. -Assesses student learning outcomes and contributes to department-wide learning assessment efforts. -Contributes to the strategic development of OSULP's instruction program and to the shared governance of the Teaching and Engagement Department. -Provides research help to College of Science constituents, as well as to a broad spectrum of the OSU community through a new Undergrad Research and Writing Studio, which includes virtual and in-person assistance. -Conducts research to inform practice, and contributes to scholarly conversations in journals, at conferences, and in other appropriate outlets. Contributes to the practice community of academic librarians using appropriate media. -Participates in regional and national professional organizations and societies.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and inclusivity. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body and strive to build a supportive campus environment. The successful candidate will find a welcoming campus community that is committed to increasing diversity. Within STEM education, OSU has forward-looking initiatives such as STEM Leaders, LSAMP, and participates in the ADVANCE grant. The College of Science has award-winning faculty noted for their teaching excellence, engagement with the advancement of science in the public sphere, and innovative environmental solutions.
OSULP faculty librarians are committed to student success and demonstrate this by: delivering high-quality instruction; building engaging physical and virtual learning spaces; collaborating with students and faculty to preserve and share the scholarly and creative output of the OSU community; organizing information to promote discovery and meaning-making; and harnessing technology to create a research environment that supports curiosity, inquiry, and discovery.
As tenure-track faculty, OSULP librarians actively contribute to the published literature and to their communities of practice. They publish in relevant peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets, and also contribute to professional conversations at conferences, meetings, and through social media. Faculty librarians serve their community and their profession in the library, on campus, and in professional organizations at the regional, national and international levels.
OSULP is a forward-looking organization that contributes actively to the teaching and research mission of the University. OSULP is a medium-sized research library with an updated learning commons and excellent teaching facilities, including a dedicated library classroom. OSULP offers a collaborative, fast-paced work environment that is focused on providing innovative services and resources to our students, faculty, and staff. OSU is a member of the Orbis-Cascade Alliance and the Greater Western Library Alliance.
Oregon State University is located about 1.5 to 2 hours south of the Portland metro area in Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis is a small, classic college town with vibrant restaurants, arts and culture, strong schools, and a robust vision for a sustainable future (Imagine Corvallis 2040). It is situated about an hour from the beautiful Oregon coast and two hours from the Cascade mountains.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
-Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution or foreign equivalent received by the time of hire. -Bachelor's degree in a science discipline, or at least 2 years of demonstrated experience with instruction or outreach to science students in an educational context. -Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with departments, programs, community organizations, or groups. -Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programming, for example teaching, training, facilitating discussions, delivering workshops or informative presentations. -Demonstrated awareness of the challenges students from traditionally underrepresented populations face in science fields and the ability to design services and programs to enhance their success. -Demonstrated ability to foster and support equity, inclusion, and diversity in learning or other environments.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, ...natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.