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Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Research and Instruction Librarian)

Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Research and Instruction Librarian)
Requisition 201700064F
Rank Assistant Professor
FLSA status Exempt
Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and education. $47,000 minimum for 12 months.

Position Category
Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track
College Newton Gresham Library
Department Newton Gresham Library

Refer Applicants To

Contact Name Michelle Hoogterp

Research and Instruction Librarian
Associate Professor

Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1629
Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

This position is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, teaching library information and research classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, participating in the development of the library’s instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities includes:
- Preparing guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to collections
- Working with students, faculty, staff, and other library users to locate and interpret library resources in all subject areas
- Developing expertise in designated subject disciplines and maintaining current awareness of new reference initiatives
- Serving as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and recommends materials for purchase
- Serving as liaison with the faculty in designated departments
- Collaborating with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources
- Participating in assessment of library services
- Keeping abreast of activities and changes in the profession
- Participating in the Reference rotation including some nights and weekends
- Participating in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication, and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion

Educational Requirements for the Position

A degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s program is required.

Applicants in their final months of graduate program will be considered, but must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree by the position start date.

Some undergraduate or graduate coursework in the natural sciences, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture, animal science, or geology is desired.

Experience Required for the Position

This is an entry-level librarian position.

Other Requirements for the Position
Special Instructions Summary
Open Until Filled Yes

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited master's program, or anticipate to have one by January 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have any previous experience working in a library?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If you answered yes to the above question, please describe your work experience in a library.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you ever participated in a library instruction program? If yes, please describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  6. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3