The Oklahoma State University Library seeks applicants for the position of Science
Literacy and Global Studies Librarian. This position is a member of the OSU
Library faculty reporting to the Head of Library Teaching and Learning. This is
a tenure-track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of
Assistant/Associate Professor. The Librarian will work to expand the library’s
outreach to the OSU research community and increase awareness of services in
the areas of science, information, and data literacy and explore ways for the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals can be incorporated into those
efforts. The position will create and implement sustainable programs and tools
in order to meet the needs of researchers and students related to evidence
synthesis methodologies and will serve in academic department liaison
responsibilities as noted below. We are interested in a candidate’s curiosity
and willingness to grow and develop as a professional, as well as their ability
to help others grow and learn as part of a community. This position will be a
vital part of a highly collaborative library team that seeks to learn together
and support each other.
Responsibilities: Assist in the continued
development and implementation of the information and data literacy curriculum
of the library. Undertake academic department liaison responsibilities to
Agriculture and Natural Sciences programs, School of Global Studies (including
Study Abroad Office), and the Honors College. Assist students and faculty with
evidence synthesis research. Support campus and library efforts to offer
educational and research opportunities related to the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals. Partner with relevant individuals, units, and
organizations to promote science and information literacy to the campus, Stillwater,
and state communities, including, Science Café OSU, the Oklahoma Science and
Engineering Fair, OSU Extension, and others as appropriate. Provide information
literacy instruction first year students.
Required Qualifications: Graduate
degree in library/data science, STEM field(s), and/or education. Experience
providing information/data literacy instruction. Demonstrated experience with
STEM education. Previous work with the UNSDGs. Demonstrated ability to
establish and coordinate collaborative projects across campus. Knowledge of
current trends in evidence synthesis methodologies, including systematic
The salary is
a minimum $55,000 annually for an 11-month appointment with a generous
holiday schedule, health care plans, and retirement options. As a new library faculty member, you will
receive start-up funding for research and/or professional travel and have
access to the Library’s grant writer and development team as well as a full
Deadline: Application review begins November 8, 2022 and continues until position is
filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://jobs.okstate.edu. Along with the listed qualifications,
please indicate in your cover letter any other professional experiences,
certifications, or accomplishments that you would bring to this position.
Candidates will be asked to deliver a presentation to faculty and staff. The successful candidate will be
required to submit to a background check.
Oklahoma State University is committed to excellence in
diversity and inclusion and has received over numerous awards for their efforts
and progress in this area. We are particularly interested in receiving
applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage
women and persons of color to apply for open positions.
Onsite presence will be required for this position.
OSU is an AA/EEO/E-Verify
Employer. Hiring contingent
upon available funding.