Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position (depending on qualifications).
OSULP faculty work strategically to support research and creativity, enhance learning and build community for the students, faculty, and staff of Oregon State and for the citizens of Oregon. Their work has a demonstrable impact on the three main pillars of OSU's mission: teaching and learning, research and inquiry, and outreach and engagement. OSU faculty apply specialized expertise from library and information science, archival studies, and related fields to ensure that the Oregon State community has rich, organized, affordable, accessible, and inclusive information resources to foster learning, solve difficult problems, investigate important questions, and create knowledge. They also work to create or support the administrative and physical infrastructure that enables delivery of high-quality services. OSU faculty support the educational mission of the university both directly and indirectly, by creating engaging workshops, courses, or other learning experiences and by building dynamic, engaging collections and spaces that foster independent inquiry and learning. They develop and nurture relationships with colleagues, inside the library and out, to support and enrich their work and they participate in the shared governance of OSULP and OSU. They strive to understand the diverse communities they serve, and work to make OSULP an inclusive, just organization. To support all of this, OSULP faculty engage in regular, critical reflection on their practice to understand the impact of their work and to dismantle harmful assumptions.
OSULP faculty are expected to focus between 60 and 75 percent of their FTE on performance in their primary assignment. Performance in the primary assignment is evaluated annually in a structured, reflective conversation between the faculty member and their direct supervisor. For faculty with academic rank, it is also evaluated in the promotion and tenure process at the Mid-Term Review, the Indefinite Tenure Review, Post-Tenure Review (if needed), or when the faculty member applies for promotion in rank.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions) and significant experience in teaching in a classroom, Extension, or other setting, and development of a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
A Masters degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent degree.
Substantial experience designing and delivering curriculum or training to students in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated experience with online teaching.
Experience in academic research and the research process through coursework or research sufficient to demonstrate knowledge of research practices.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with departments, programs, community organizations, or groups.
Demonstrated interest and ability to support research and information needs in multiple disciplines in collaboration with faculty and students.
Oregon State University (OSU) celebrates its role as a top public research university and embraces its land grant (and sea, space, and sun grant!) status by pushing the frontiers of research and discovery and educating the citizens of Oregon and beyond. OSU's reputation for excellence attracts a diverse student body and faculty. While OSU students predominantly hail from Oregon, over one third come from across the nation, and over ten percent come from around the globe. A quarter of the student body comes from US minority populations. Nearly half of new high school graduates attending OSU are high achievers, and nearly a quarter of all undergraduate students identify as first generation college students. OSU carries out its educational and research missions, to make a difference in everyday lives, at two campuses, a marine science center, via a highly-regarded online program, at thirty-five extension offices, and at fifteen experiment stations.
OSU Libraries and Press (OSULP) is uniquely positioned at the heart of the university, and the collective efforts of its 100 faculty and staff reach across traditional boundaries between colleges and disciplines, students and faculty, the academy and the public. OSULP faculty use their professional experience and expertise to make contributions and build relationships across the OSU community and beyond. OSULP faculty also contribute to their own disciplines’ growth through research and scholarship. OSULP’s resources – in the form of collections, spaces, services, faculty and staff – support learning, world-class research, and scholarship in all disciplines. OSULP provides employment and critical skill-building experiences for approximately 100 student employees, while OSULP faculty offer numerous mentored experiential learning opportunities that give students a chance to develop and deploy their growing disciplinary knowledge in new and impactful ways.
In all of its activities, OSULP strives to provide an inclusive environment where equity of access fosters equality of opportunity. All OSULP faculty are responsible for helping ensure that these goals are addressed within the unique context of their primary responsibilities.
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 offic...es, 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.