Student Success Library Faculty Resident, Washington State University Vancouver

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Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver invites applications for Student Success Library Faculty Resident, a twelve-month, full-time, three-year appointment position to begin July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are competitive.

WSU Vancouver Library supports the research and scholarship of the students and faculty at the Vancouver campus. The Library combines physical and digital collections, robust document delivery services and user-focused public services to continually build and adapt to WSU Vancouver’s dynamic and growing environment. As part of the WSU Libraries multi-campus system, collaboration and strong partnerships are central to our work.

The Student Success Librarian collaborates with library faculty and staff, academic faculty, and other campus partners, including Admissions and CILA (Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation) to develop, implement, and coordinate library services designed to improve student success and retention, with an emphasis on students from traditionally minoritized populations. The successful candidate will work across campus on initiatives that contribute to student success, championing library programming and instruction that features a broad array of perspectives and approaches, culturally diverse resources, and which brings an equity-minded approach to the delivery of library services.

The Campus and Library strive to promote an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to apply who want to actively participate in the campus objective to close the opportunity gap by ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for all student populations, including comparable retention and graduation rates across demographic groups.

This 3-year position is designed for an early career librarian who not only wants to get experience in specific job responsibilities as described below but who is also looking for a broad introduction to academic libraries, supportive library and campus communities, and built in position and career mentorship. Librarians have faculty status at WSU and this position will provide a supportive opportunity to begin (or continue) the development of a research agenda within one of two broad research categories: equity and inclusion in library collections and services or understanding physical spaces and their relationship to academic success.

To review the full job description and apply, visit Review of applications will begin December 21, 2019.

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