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New Mexico State University
Position Announcement
Requisition #2008008584
Requisition #2008010983

Library Department:Reference & Research Services
Position Title:Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Librarians (2 Positions Available)
Rank:Assistant Professor
Tenure Track, 9-month
Date Position Advertised:          September 2008
Salary:Commensurate with education and experience

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  This is a 9-month appointment, tenure-track position.
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.

Required:   MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program by date of hire. Academic background or work experience in the sciences and/or engineering. Experience using and teaching a variety of reference resources in all formats. Strong commitment to public service and outreach. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and adapt to change. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for promotion and tenure.

Preferred:   Experience in providing public services as a science and/or engineering librarian in an academic or research library. Proficiency in using science and/or engineering research resources. Teaching or training experience in a classroom setting.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:   Successful candidates for these positions will work alongside colleagues in the Reference and Research Services Department to provide a full range of services including: general and specialized reference services, including virtual and in-person services with evening and weekend hours; instructional services, including course-related instruction sessions, for-credit courses, instructional workshops and guides; subject specialist services, including collection development and outreach in assigned subject areas.

As members of the library faculty, these positions are responsible for achievement in librarianship, scholarship and creative activity, and service.

BENEFITS OFFERED:   Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. Nine month faculty - not eligible for annual and sick leave.

REPLY TO/DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, which includes qualifications for the position; a resume; unofficial transcripts; and names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Leticia Phetteplace, HR Liaison, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 575-646-6940; e-mail leti@lib.nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu.


Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant university and Carnegie designated Doctoral/Research Extensive institution. NMSU is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and is classified as a Title V Minority Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The University offers degree programs in a number of scientific fields including biology, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, geological sciences, mathematical sciences, health sciences, and multiple engineering concentrations (chemical, civil, electrical and computing, industrial, mechanical and aerospace, surveying, and engineering physics). NMSU is located in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. For additional information, visit http://www.nmsu.edu.

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