Head of Technical Services, Assistant Professor of Library Media (Southern Utah University, Utah)
Southern Utah University’s Gerald R. Sherratt Library invites applications from individuals with vision, creativity, energy, and initiative. Founded in 1897, SUU has a long history of serving Cedar City and its surrounding areas.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful southern Utah, famous for its colorful national parks, monuments and high desert scenery and home of the Utah Shakespearean Festival, SUU is a comprehensive regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and technical programs. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage technical services including supervision of paraprofessionals and student workers. Technical Services includes cataloging services, acquisitions of books, journals, and databases, government documents and digitization services. Provide instructional and reference services by teaching online courses and assuming regular assignments at the reference desk; Collection development and maintenance for assigned subject area; Scholarly activity, professional and community service as required by the university; other duties as required by library administration. QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from accredited library school, or equivalent library degree required; Knowledge of library print and electronic resources required; Interest in teaching college level courses required; distance education experience preferred; Strong oral and written communication skills; Preference given to proficiency with online library systems, two or more years of full-time experience in an academic library cataloging position, teaching experience, and previous successful supervisory experience; Knowledge of library print and electronic resources required; Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to adapt to continually changing circumstances; Evidence of potential for earning tenure and promotion. A second masters or doctorate is required for full professor status; Ability to work harmoniously with students, university faculty, staff, and administration. POSITION INFORMATION: 9 month tenure-track appointment. Salary:$45,000+ DOE. Desired starting date: August 16, 2012. For benefits see the University’s Human Resources website at http://www.suu.edu/ad/hr/benefits.html. For a complete job description and to apply for this position go to https://jobs.suu.edu.