Humanities Librarian, The University Libraries of Nebraska-Lincoln

By IS Lab October 30, 2020

Job Description

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). The minimum salary for this position is $60,000.

Job Responsibilities

•Collaborates with a range of stakeholders and partners within the Libraries and across campus on curriculum and teaching projects to develop students as critical users and creators of information.
•Teaches in-person and online, and creates a variety of learning opportunities, for both course-based and extra-curricular audiences.
•Creates learning resources, assignments, and assessments to support student learning.
•Supports the needs of humanities researchers at all levels, including through participation in cross-organizational programs and initiatives and through collaborations with researchers.
•Actively engages in anti-racist work to advance inclusive excellence and redress systemic inequities.
•Stays current with trends and best practices in academic librarianship, information literacy, and pedagogy, and applies this knowledge to practice.

How to Apply

Click here to apply and complete the information form. 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.

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.

To apply for this job please visit employment.unl.edu.