Baylor University Assistant or Associate Librarian and Director of School of Education Learning Resources Center (LRC) in Waco, Texas
Job Title Assistant or Associate Librarian and Director of School of Education Learning Resources Center (LRC)
Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F014876
Vacancy Number F014876
Position Type Faculty
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
Baylor’s School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.
The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments—Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in master’s, EdS, EdD, PhD programs.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.
Rank Academic Professional
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track
The Learning Resources Center serves the faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students in the School of Education. In recognizing the critical importance of support services and resources to the success of the School of Education, the LRC is designed and staffed to efficiently meet the needs and various ability levels of a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. The primary responsibilities of this position include: • Supervise development and operation of a well-organized, relevant, accessible collection of materials and databases; • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the LRC’s mission and strategic plan; • Support the SOE’s teaching, learning, and research initiatives; • Work closely with the SOE Director of Technology Services and Learning Resources Center Office Manager to provide comprehensive support for LRC clientele; • Partner with University Libraries’ personnel to assure effective functioning and coordination of LRC goals, resources, and operations with university library goals, resources, and operations; • Remain current on trends and developments in teaching, learning, and information literacy; • Provide leadership to the School of Education Learning Resources Center program and School of Education departments at a time of growth and innovation in the lives of those units.
Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals and the stated mission of the School of Education Learning Resources Center, the qualifications for the position include: • Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies from an accredited institution; • Demonstrated ability to utilize and communicate information literacy; • Demonstrated ability to work with information management systems related to library materials and resources; • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a collection; • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment; • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect, as well as Baylor’s mission.
Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Posting Detail Information
Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.
-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education -Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (www.baylor.edu/about) -Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents -Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few -Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount -Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events -Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year -Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Open Date 09/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, completed application form, and a copy of transcripts documenting master’s degree (original required prior to on-campus interview). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted electronically to: