University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Position Announcement—Japanese Studies Librarian
The Japanese Studies Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Director of Arts & Humanities in the University Libraries. Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities; virtual reference and instruction services; classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; selecting library materials in the areas of East Asian Languages, primarily Japanese and Korean; and working collaboratively with the Chinese Studies Librarian to guide collection management decisions in the vernacular of East Asian languages collections. This position serves as one of two liaisons to the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and the Center for Asian Studies and shares responsibility for the development and delivery of research and instructional services for students and faculty in these units. The Japanese Studies Librarian supports the integration of new technologies and services into the Arts & Humanities department and actively participates in departmental policy planning and delivery of services. The University of Colorado Boulder holds the largest research collection of Asian language materials in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Arts & Humanities Department provides virtual and in-depth personal reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the University of Colorado Boulder and specializes in services and collections for the arts and humanities. Significant parts of the responsibilities of this position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.
· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution by the time of appointment.
· Superior Japanese language skills as well as excellent spoken and written English.
· Familiarity with an academic or research library working environment, which could include reference and instruction, collection development, virtual reference and learning management software, or Asian-language cataloging.
· Academic background in the field of Asian studies.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly, and/or professional achievement at a national level.
Appointment and Salary:
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending upon professional experience and demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work, and service, appointment may be at the senior instructor or assistant professor level. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation; 10 paid holidays; liberal sick leave; University group health care plan; group life insurance; TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity; and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.
Review of applications will begin December 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by this date in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at https://www.jobsatcu.com, referring to posting number 819880, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@colorado.edu. The full position description can be viewed at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/jobJapaneseStudiesLibrarian.htm.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at email@example.com. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
Japanese Studies Librarian
POSITION SUMMARY: The Japanese Studies Librarian is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Director of Arts & Humanities in the University Libraries. Duties include general and specialized reference in the social sciences and humanities; classroom teaching as part of an active library instruction program; selecting library materials in the areas of East Asian Languages, primarily Japanese and potentially other Asian languages taught at the University of Colorado; and guiding collection management decisions related to the East Asian collection. This position serves as one of two liaisons to the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and the Center for Asian Studies and shares responsibility for the development and delivery of virtual and traditional reference and instruction services for students and faculty in these units. In addition, this position will work closely with the Chinese Studies Librarian. Significant parts of the responsibilities of the position are research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.
1. Participates fully in the general and specialized research and instructional initiatives of the department, including teaching at a variety of levels using a variety of methods.
2. Provides onsite and virtual reference services and in-depth research consultations, with occasional evening and weekend shifts, and assists students, faculty, and other patrons in the use of research tools in all subject areas.
3. Communicates regularly with the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department and shares responsibility for the development, promotion, and delivery of instructional programs and other services for students and faculty in these areas.
4. Serves as bibliographer for Japanese Language and Literature and related areas in conjunction with the Chinese Studies Librarian; requests and manages acquisitions budgets for monographs and serials; selects appropriate materials in all formats; and participates in collection management, offsite storage selection, evaluation, weeding and preservation decisions.
5. Prepares instructional and promotional materials in appropriate formats for research tools and other resources as requested by the department head.
6. Provides reports about collections, users, and public and outreach services as requested by the Director of Arts & Humanities.
7. Works both independently and in a team-oriented project development environment.
8. Participates in the collegial administration of the department and performs duties as assigned by the department director.
9. Maintains a consistent record of significant contributions in the areas of research and/or scholarly activity and service.Actively participates in faculty governance.