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Position available: Social Sciences and Education Librarian (Open Rank)

The University of South Florida Polytechnic is currently advertising the following position:

Social Sciences and Education Librarian (Open Rank)

Faculty rank, non-tenure earning
Full time, 12-month contract

Developing and maintaining strong relationships with some of the programs in the College of Human and Social Sciences (Counselor Education, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Early Childhood Development, Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Gerontology/Aging Studies, Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Psychology, Reading Education, Sociology); designing and presenting instructional sessions; developing the library’s collection of discipline-related materials; providing research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Contributing to state, regional, and national committees; participating in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities; participating in library, campus and/or University committees/councils as appropriate. Some evening and weekend duties are required.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in library science and appropriate experience as a professional librarian consistent with university guidelines.A distinguished record of service in the profession including publications, professional association activity, research, or other major contributions to the field.Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Librarian. Qualified for appointment at instructor, assistant librarian or associate librarian level according to USF Polytechnic standards; established record of published research and scholarly activities at the advanced Associate Librarian level, or emerging published research or participation in research and scholarly activities with potential for publication at the Assistant Librarian level. Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; flexibility and a strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):
Academic degree from, or experience working at, a polytechnic university; significant experience using resources in social sciences, education and curriculum; 1-3 years of work experience in academic libraries, particularly in instruction, reference, and collection development; experience or a strong potential for a continuous commitment to current emerging web technologies and diverse instructional technologies in a variety of settings (e.g., face-to-face, online asynchronous, online synchronous). Clear understanding of the library’s ongoing role in supporting and shaping the Polytechnic’s teaching, learning, and research mission.

USF Polytechnic is the first and only polytechnic university in Florida. It is located in Lakeland, at the center of the I-4 High Tech Corridor.

Please see for an overview of USF Polytechnic. Applications are accepted online at Careers@USF, accessible at the same URL. Search for position number 0000333.

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