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Humanities Librarian, The College of New Jersey

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Humanities Librarian.  The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service.

Summary of Responsibilities
Provide library services to TCNJ students and faculty, particularly in the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  Services include subject-specialized and general reference, user education, and collection development. Responsible for the development and maintenance of the library collection in the subjects of English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Classical Studies, and Art. Engages in scholarly and service activities expected of tenure-track librarians. Reports to the Dean of the Library.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as liaison to the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History. Assess the needs of, and provide library support for, these academic programs.

Collection Development:  Serve as collection development coordinator for the above named departments.  Work closely with the faculty in the above named departments to select library resources in varied formats.

Reference:  Provide general reference service and research assistance in collaboration with the other public services librarians. Provide in-depth reference service to both undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  Some evening and weekend duties required.

User Education:  Initiate and provide instructional programs targeting students and faculty in the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History. Provide individual and small-group consultation/instruction regarding English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Classical Studies, and Art and Art History resources.  Participate in general library instructional programs.

Additional Responsibilities:  Participate in professional organizations. Contribute to research, scholarly, and professional conferences and publications. Serve on institutional committees. Carry out other activities required to attain tenure.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree and a broad knowledge of humanities information resources.  Educational background and/or experience in a relevant humanities discipline.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred: Significant experience using resources in the humanities. Work experience in academic libraries, particularly collection development, reference and instruction.  Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.  Knowledge of current assessment issues/trends in academic libraries. Record of professional service and/or scholarship. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable.

About The College of New Jersey
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's number one public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools: Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities & Social Sciences; Nursing, Health & Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members and librarians are teacher-scholars and librarian-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty.

The TCNJ Library, recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review, is a five-story, 135,000-square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe, a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the College and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to more than 67,000 periodical titles in a variety of formats.

Appointment and Application Information
Appointment will be commensurate with experience, either at the rank of Librarian III (Instructor in the Library), with a current salary range of $54,079 – $83,830, or Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library), with a current salary range of $65,736 – $101,907. Competitive benefits package, with many options including TIAA/CREF. This position is available as of January 1, 2015.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.


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