Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Art Research & Instruction - Boulder, CO

Art Research & Instruction Librarian

The University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries invites applications from innovative and enthusiastic service-oriented professionals for the position Art Research & Instruction Librarian. The Art Research & Instruction Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Faculty Director of Research and Instruction. Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities, including responsibilities associated with an information commons; virtual reference; instruction services and classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; and selecting library materials in the areas of art, art history, architecture, and environmental design. This position serves as the primary liaison to the Art and Art History Department and the College of Architecture and Planning and assumes primary responsibility for the development and delivery of research and instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The art librarian supports the integration of new technologies into the Department of Research and Instruction and actively participates in departmental policy planning and delivery of services.

The Department of Research and Instruction provides virtual and in-depth personal reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder and specializes in services and collections for the social sciences and humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Position Requirements
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school; undergraduate or graduate degree in art, art history, or related field or equivalent experience; coursework and/or experience in providing reference for the humanities or social sciences; awareness of national issues and trends in art librarianship services and collection development; coursework and/or experience with library instruction or teaching; awareness of relevant information technologies; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; potential for research, scholarly work, and/or professional achievement.

Desirable Qualifications
Advanced degree in art or related field; one-two years of experience in an academic, research, or museum library; experience in collection development; direct experience incorporating digital technologies into art and architecture collections or services (such as institutional repositories or Luna Insight); reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English, particularly Italian, Latin, German, or French; familiarity with copyright implications for image databases; record of research or professional service at the national level.

Appointment and Salary
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the level of senior instructor, assistant professor, or above. Starting salary range is $44,000-52,000. Benefits include 22 working days vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave

Application Process
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 1, 2009. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 806689, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at The full position description can be viewed at The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In addition, the University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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