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Faculty Member, Library (Engineering & Science Librarian) (req4100)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Library
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Tenure Track
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 4/5/2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a full time, tenure-track faculty librarian position with the University Library. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and flexible individual with the appropriate skills and qualifications to work collaboratively as part of our team and with the College of Engineering and science departments as assigned, and to contribute to library-wide projects and priorities.

We are looking for candidates excited about exploring an embedded librarian model, with office space located in the College of Engineering, focusing on developing strong relationships, shared goals, and customized, high-value contributions. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality support for learning, teaching, and research which includes:
    • designing and delivering library and information literacy instruction as well as creating effective resources in a variety of formats
    • managing collections of digital and print resources in assigned areas
    • providing information services including research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers
  • Developing collaborative relationships with relevant partners to understand their needs, support their priorities, and promote library services/resources
  • Working as part of teams across the Library to advance strategic areas such as scholarly communication, research infrastructure, student learning, and decolonization of services, collections, and spaces
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activity leading to the development of a formal program of research and contributing to the scholarly conversation via peer-reviewed publications and other outlets

Research and scholarly work is a requirement for tenure-track librarians as defined in the University Library Standards for Promotion and Tenure. Examples of librarians’ scholarly work can be found at HARVEST. Librarians are expected to participate in collegial committee work, and are encouraged to engage with academic or professional organizations.​

About the University Library

As one of Canada’s leading research libraries, the University Library serves as the intellectual hub of the University of Saskatchewan, providing resources, services, and spaces that facilitate inquiry, discovery and knowledge creation. Our faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and flexible work environment in a time of significant change, including a new University Plan and Library Strategic Framework 2025. The University Library is committed to developing welcoming, responsive, and accessible services and resources to support our diverse clientele, with a strategic focus on Indigenous peoples. We seek applicants who embrace innovative and collaborative approaches to solving problems and advancing services. For more information, visit the University Library website.

About the College of Engineering

As one of the top engineering schools in Canada, the College of Engineering has 7 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering and technological disciplines. With an enrollment of 1750 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students, and 220 faculty and staff, the college is home to several world-class research labs, and focuses on creating knowledge and providing solutions that build a healthy and sustainable society, environment, and economy. For more information, please visit the college website. 

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000. 

An ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent is required for this appointment. A degree in an engineering or science field and 3-5 years professional academic library experience, are preferred.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate:

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity
  • Initiative and willingness to be a self-starter
  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to teach effectively in both group and individual settings
  • Interest and ability to conduct research and contribute to scholarship
  • Commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis
  • Awareness of current trends in science and technology librarianship and in the rapidly changing environment of scholarly communication

The salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Librarian, $77,613 to $93,293; Associate Librarian, $93,293 to $112,109; Librarian, $112,109 to $137,197. This position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter highlighting qualifications and accomplishments and a detailed curriculum vitae to:

Melissa Just, EdD, MLIS 
Dean, University Library
University of Saskatchewan

156 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4

Review of applications will begin May 21st , 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.