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Head of Instructional Services/Assistant Professor of Library Science (Tenure-track), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1-17) - Lafayette

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POSITION:  Head of Instructional Services/Assistant Professor of Library Science - Tenure-track
EEO# LB 4-16


The Head of Instructional Services/Assistant Professor position reports to the Assistant Dean of Public Services. The position has the responsibility for coordinating and providing high quality, proactive instructional services. In addition to coordinating and delivering library orientation and instruction, the position creates online tutorials and related resources, maintains the instructional services web pages, teaches a 1-hour research course (updates and maintains course syllabus); works with First Year Freshman Experience and Freshmen Writing departments to plan information literacy strategies for freshmen students; maintains communication and collaboration with other Library and University departments. The successful candidate will create department goals, maintain statistics, conduct assessments, and prepare an annual report. Responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising a graduate assistant. The position serves as library liaison to University departments, providing both instruction assistance and assistance for collection development and electronic resources. The position participates in the general duties of the Reference/Research Department, offering assistance with all library resources in the centralized research area both during the week and on some weekends and evenings. This tenure track position requires scholarship and participation in professional organizations, as well as service to the Library, University, and community. Conduct writing and research on scholarly topics; Present or publish articles related to academic libraries, research or other academic topics; Participate in professional development activities; Establish a pattern of leadership on the regional and national level through committee work or organizations. Work on committees or advisory boards at the library and university level; Be active in the community through volunteering.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Instructional and reference experience in an academic library. Must be self-motivated, service oriented, and able to work successfully in collegial environment. Must possess organizational and leadership skills and be able to communicate effectively with other library and university departments. Instructional and reference experience in an academic library required. This position demands keeping abreast of current technologies and trends in instructional and reference services. Requires knowledge of the university curriculum. Familiarity with instructional services. Knowledge of general library operations, databases, and emerging technology including tutorial creation software, course management systems, and web page design. Creativity and vision are essential. Demonstrated skills at successful oral presentations, in training or in public settings are desired. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.


The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 28 disciplines and the doctorate in 10 disciplines. Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at http://louisiana.edu./

The core values of the University include: equity, integrity, intellectual curiosity, creativity, tradition, transparency, respect, collaboration, pluralism, and sustainability.

UL Lafayette consists of nine degree-granting units: Arts, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate School, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, and University College.

The University Library has a faculty of 18 and a support staff of 36. Additional information about the Library is available on the Library's webpage at http://library.louisiana.edu.

Located midway between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is the heart of Louisiana's Acadian-Creole region. The city of over 126,000 is part of the Lafayette-Acadiana area, which has a total population of 616,000 and is one of Louisiana's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Lafayette serves as the base of Louisiana's offshore oil industry, as well as the financial, retail, and medical center for South-Central Louisiana.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Appointment with faculty rank, status, and benefits demanding a strong commitment to scholarly research.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable, but anticipated for August 1, 2017.


Letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of five references must be received at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by April 1, 2017, and should be directed to:

Dr. Charles W. Triche, III
Dean of University Libraries
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
PO Box 40199
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The review process will continue until the position is filled. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at: http://personnel.louisiana.edu/employment-opportunities/policy-nondiscrimination