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Science & Engineering Librarian - Texas A&M University

Location: USA - TX - College Station

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professionals to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as Science and Engineering Librarians. We are hiring two individuals for full-time positions with an 11-month academic appointment. This is an open-track faculty search allowing applicants to indicate a preference for either a tenure-track/tenured position with research and service expectations or a non-tenure track position with professional service expectations. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor or Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, Instructional Professor depending on qualifications.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Evans Subject Specialists, this position joins a team of Science and Engineering Librarians in advancing teaching, learning, and access to information resources to students and faculty. The position will create and deliver a program of outreach services to include library promotion, needs assessment, collection development, reference, and instruction in support of the assigned departments and the general population of students, faculty, and staff. The position will develop and share subject expertise in assigned areas, working collaboratively with AskUs Services, Learning and Outreach, Collection Development Operations and Acquisitions Services, Systematic Reviews, the library open access team, Data Management, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication, and any other library faculty and staff as needed. Using in-depth knowledge of the Libraries' subject collections and constituents' needs, the position will develop the collection in assigned areas accordingly.

In addition to providing targeted services this position will participate in Libraries-wide outreach, information literacy and scholarly communication initiatives, as well as general reference to the A&M user-community. Duties also include collection assessment, creation and maintenance of subject focused LibGuides, and development in support of departmental research and curricular programs.

This science and engineering librarian position will support and promote the Libraries’ and Texas A&M University’s shared vision and values, engage in professional service and research activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion, and other duties as assigned.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice. In keeping with the University’s charge, the incoming HSC Librarian—Houston Campus must apply a culturally competent lens to this vital position within our organization to accomplish our mission and to fulfill our core values.

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Degree or significant coursework in science or engineering-related areas; or 2 years of professional experience working with science and/or engineering clientele in a research library setting.
  • Demonstrated awareness of faculty and student needs at a research institution.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and productively across different groups/units/teams.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service or user-centered services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of library assessment practices
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication practices and trends including open educational resources (OER)
  • Experience with instruction practices and assessment
  • Experience with collection development
  • Experience with digital tools and/or methodologies
  • Experience providing in-depth research and/or reference consultations
  • Ability to be flexible and to respond to changing circumstances and expectations readily
  • Willing to take risks, create, and pioneer new opportunities


Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.

    Application instructions:

    Applications: Applications must be received by May 28, 2021 for consideration. Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references.

    They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal for the Academic Professional Track - Instructional position: http://apply.interfolio.com/86746
    OR
    for the Tenure Track position: http://apply.interfolio.com/86747.

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