Diversity Fellow: SUNY Upstate Medical University

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The Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library (HSL) invites applications from early-career Librarians who have a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented populations for our three-year, tenure track, Diversity Fellowship program. The purpose of the Fellowship is to enrich the profession by introducing new perspectives and encouraging dialogue among Librarians from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will be an innovative and creative individual who looks forward to working with a variety of customer groups, including but not limited to, clinical, community members, researchers, students, and faculty, to develop and grow services that support the academic, clinical, community, and research endeavors of Upstate Medical University.

 This job is for you if you enjoy:

·         Providing excellent customer service;

·         Working with the Library’s assessment team to develop and apply metrics that effectively describe the impact of our services & resources;

·         Project planning; and

·         Participating in a flexible and ever-changing environment.

The Fellowship

The Fellow will select a ‘home base’ that aligns with the Fellow’s career aspirations. The HSL is particularly interested in candidates whose professional goals are consistent with current Library priorities in the areas of: archives & special collections, assessment, community engagement, discovery services, instruction & outreach, and resource management.

The Fellow will lead projects that meaningfully contribute to HSL operations and services and is encouraged to take advantage of project-related presentation and publication opportunities.

The Fellow will engage in an extensive on-boarding experience designed to promote familiarity with librarianship and the full spectrum of HSL operational and service commitments.

The Fellow will participate on Library and University committees, such as Diversity Council, faculty governance, search committees, etc. The HSL encourages participation in professional associations.

 At the HSL, we:

·         Provide the resources and support you need to succeed on the job;
·         Offer a competitive salary;
·         Are committed to a respectful, inclusive work environment;
·         Support professional development, training opportunities and participation in national and regional meetings;
·         Accommodate a healthy work/life balance http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/work_life/ ; and
·         Are located in Syracuse (http://www.upstate.edu/facultydev/prospective/community.php), one of the nation’s most affordable major housing markets.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library information science or a commensurate degree.

Candidates shall have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive conduct and multi-cultural skills, contributing to an inclusive workplace in which individuals of a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can fully participate and work productively and creatively together.

Candidates must have the ability to: work creatively and collaboratively; build and sustain relationships; partner with our service community; and have excellent communication skills.

Candidates must demonstrate how they will contribute to Upstate’s shared values: http://www.upstate.edu/about/mission.php

Candidates must have a general knowledge of literature searching, print and digital resources through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience is expected.

Candidates must be committed to working with clinicians, faculty, students, patients and family members at an Academic Health Sciences Center.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Summary of benefits (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php)


Review of applications begins September 2nd and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply online:

Please complete our online submission form and attach a cover letter and resume: http://careers.upstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/494831/diversity-fellow

If you have any questions, please contact Cristina Pope, HSL Director, at popec@upstate.edu

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