Department: University Libraries
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Science/Instruction Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships.
The incumbent is responsible for providing reference, research consultation, and instruction to faculty and students in the College of Science's Mathematics; Computational and Data Science; and Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences departments, as well as developing corresponding library collections. The incumbent will support information literacy programs developed for the College of Science’s affiliated Governor's School located on the Science and Technology campus. The position reports to the Team Lead, Science and Technology and Mercer Library and will serve on Mason's Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses.
Provides research/reference and outreach services in person and virtually; develops and maintains online subject guides and related materials; selects print and electronic format resources to support faculty and student research and instruction in assigned departments; provides library instruction and support for face to face and online/distance education classes in assigned departments and programs; follows trends in scholarship in assigned departments and programs in order to respond to student and faculty needs; supports research projects and instruction within assigned departments and programs; collaborates with other Science and Technology Team subject librarians to develop programming and market library services to users; embraces and helps others to increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences; participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries' faculty.
- ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent;
- An undergraduate degree in a mathematical or earth science, or evidence of significant training and experience providing research support to the disciplines encompassed in the position’s primary focus;
- Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services as well as practical understanding of the changing research needs of students and faculty (at least 2-3 years preferred);
- Experience in developing, building and sustaining working partnerships and relationships with faculty, students;
- Experience in supporting science teaching, learning, and research across a wide range of users;
- Knowledge of and experience with science research and teaching;
- Ability to advocate and promote library resources and services to a variety of constituents;
- Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services, including course management systems and social media;
- Understanding of research trends and applications in e-science;
- Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Master's degree in mathematics, computational, or earth science.
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.
Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applicants for this job ( FA73Bz) MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page <http://jobs.gmu.edu/>. Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (firstname.lastname@example.org), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications begins September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.