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The University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks a collaborative and agile Humanities Librarian to support information literacy teaching and learning in the humanities. This position is open to entry-level candidates, and entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. The Humanities Librarian is intellectually curious, passionate about information literacy, an enthusiastic teacher (or an enthusiastic teacher-in-the-making), and committed to the critical, ethical, and equitable access, use, and creation of information by learners at all levels.
The Humanities Librarian joins the UNL Libraries at a time of change and renewal. For the first time, the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL) will share a library platform, and new leadership in the Libraries and at the University are opening new avenues for collaboration. Reporting to the Coordinator of Teaching & Learning, the Humanities Librarian is an active, engaged member of the Libraries’ Teaching & Learning program. Members of the program lead the Libraries’ efforts to develop students as critical users and creators of information. The Humanities Librarian will collaborate with a range of stakeholders and partners within the Libraries and across campus. They will sustain and enhance established teaching and learning relationships with instructors and students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, as well as develop new opportunities in these areas. With primary responsibilities in Teaching & Learning, the Humanities Librarian will also contribute broadly to supporting the needs of humanities researchers at all levels, including through participation in cross-organizational programs and initiatives and through collaborations with researchers.
The University Libraries creates and fosters inclusive environments for teaching, learning, scholarship, creative expression, and civic engagement. The ability to find, access, evaluate, utilize, and create reliable information resources is central to higher education, the public good, and achieving equity and justice. Libraries faculty are empowered to provide an array of library services, collections, and spaces to meet the diverse needs of students, faculty, and researchers. The Libraries is committed to providing financial and other support for faculty professional development and travel. The Humanities Librarian will undertake their efforts informed by, and with attention to, how social and structural biases and inequalities are manifest in information resources and information practices broadly construed. The Libraries is committed to providing financial and other support for faculty professional development and travel.
Librarians in the University Libraries have faculty status; the successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice (non-tenure).
Minimum Required Qualifications:
To apply for this position, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200124. You will need to attach your cover letter and curriculum vitae. In your cover letter, please be sure to directly address all minimum required qualifications. We are open to a broad range of ways and contexts in which candidates might demonstrate how they meet these qualifications. For example, while candidates might document their demonstrated commitment, experience, and knowledge through work activities—including in positions outside of libraries—they might also speak to coursework, community service, participation in cultural or other organizations, and involvement with student groups, among other possibilities. Cover letters must also include a description from the applicant that speaks to how their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion could be integrated into this position.
While the University has convened for in-person instruction for the fall 2020 semester, many Libraries faculty and staff continue to work remotely, and a remote start for a new hire is possible. Relocation assistance is available. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a preference for applications received by November 30, 2020.
Lincoln, Nebraska, is a city of nearly 300,000 people and the state capital, where residents enjoy a low cost of living, high-quality public schools, and more parkland per capita than most U.S. cities. See https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.