Position Vacancy Announcement: Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian
Assistant or Associate University Librarian
 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The Librarian is responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats and outreach to students and faculty in all three disciplines, and supports the University’s academic programs in these areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Librarian is also responsible for analyzing the University’s programs in these disciplines and collaborating with other librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. The Librarian evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, the Librarian uses subject expertise to help build the reference collection. The Librarian manages specialized classics, philosophy and religion reference services, library instruction, and online database. The Librarian provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries. This position requires fluency in either Greek or Latin.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until October 10, 2016, review of applicants will begin on September 19, 2016.  For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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