The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor/Research Librarian, 17486
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
ROLE of the POSITION
All research librarians at the Law Library work closely with individual faculty members on scholarly research. Librarians are expected to engage in substantive research, participate in instructional and outreach activities, provide reference assistance to student and other visitors, and contribute to the many activities undertaken at the Law School. Research librarians are supported in their work by law student research assistants employed by the Law Library. Over time and as interests and needs are assessed, law librarians take responsibility for particular aspects of Library services. We encourage initiative and innovation among Library faculty and staff; we encourage independence in developing projects; and we expect professionals to contribute to the mission of the Law School and the Law Library on a variety of levels. This is a tenure-track Law Library faculty position.
This position requires a J.D. from a regionally accredited college or university and a master's degree in library or information science from a regionally accredited college or university, although applicants who (i) have a J.D. degree and will complete the master's degree within a reasonable time from date of hire, or (ii) are enrolled in joint degree programs and who will complete the degrees within six months of the date of hire will also be considered.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 15, 2017 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Cindy Claus and David McClure, Search Committee Co-Chairs, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.