MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS—EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in library science or information science/studies from an accredited program or master’s degree in education from an accredited program (terminal degree will be required for promotion in faculty rank).
- Demonstrated teaching experience, preferably in a higher education or academic library setting.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & BEHAVIORS:
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and operating with an equity lens.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and assessment.
- Demonstrated ability to apply relevant learning theory and pedagogical methods to teaching.
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in a variety of settings and modalities (e.g. in-person, online, individual instruction, group instruction, et al.).
- Knowledge of a variety of information resources (across disciplines and formats) relevant to primarily undergraduate teaching, learning, and research.
- Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technology and information tools in a rapidly changing environment.
- Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, providing research services, preferably in an academic environment.
- Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, best practices for instruction and/or program assessment; program assessment experience preferred
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including active listening, that display consideration for students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and communication styles.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in team environments, including but not limited to, being flexible, adaptable, and responsive to differing needs and voices.
- Critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.
Academic library environment, working in public areas and in a normal office environment. Primarily sedentary work that requires sitting and using a computer. This job is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Faculty, exempt, non-tenure-track, full-time, year-round (11-month contract). Faculty rank (assistant professor, associate professor, or professor) negotiable. Position-holders will be required to meet the Libraries’ and University’s criteria for extended-term faculty within six years of appointment.
At Pacific University we are dedicated to providing experiences that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. We continue to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.
For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break) and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, vision plans, 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer paid life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance. On campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes and more).
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone. The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position. All applicants will be notified once the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.