The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Teaching and Learning Specialist, UNLV University Libraries [R0135669]
ROLE of the POSITION
Reporting to the Head of Educational Initiatives, the Teaching & Learning Specialist is a key member of a team responsible for educational initiatives that contribute to student learning and faculty development in the University Libraries. The Teaching & Learning Specialist teaches first-year students information literacy skills and concepts primarily through in-person and online library sessions and one-on-one research consultations. The Specialist will participate in additional information literacy instruction activities and co-curricular outreach programs provided by the department, based on the skills of the incumbent and departmental need. The Specialist also works collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support division-wide student learning activities and assessment efforts.
- Teaches information literacy instruction for English Composition, First-Year Seminar, and other general education courses
- Provides face-to-face and online research assistance as a member of the Reference Service Pool
- Creates research guides, teaching materials, and other instructional digital learning objects to teach students foundational research skills
- Oversees day-to-day operation and use of Lied Library’s Instruction and Research Consultation Rooms
- Offers technology and teaching support to internal users and investigates, evaluates, and recommends emerging technologies for potential adoption
- Participates in co-curricular student engagement events and activities developed by the department
- Supports key division-wide educational initiatives, such as the Calvert Award for Undergraduate Research
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.
The Research and Education (RED) Division has six departments (Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, Research, Innovation & Creation, Access Services, and Safety & Loss Prevention, Teacher Development & Resources Library), three branch libraries (Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development & Resources Library), and has 40 staff members, of which 21 are library academic faculty. RED fosters collaborations that contribute to our users’ academic success, research, and lifelong learning. This mission is realized through instruction of learners; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.
UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
This position requires an earned Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Master’s Degree preferred. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
- Strong customer service skills and commitment to providing excellent service in a diverse, fast-paced, high-volume environment, including the ability to resolve issues in a professional and respectful manner.
- Demonstrated capacity, skill, and willingness to teach and engage learners in ways that contribute to their success.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to describe relatively complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
- Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and practices in the creative design and delivery of instruction.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
- Ability to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in individual and group settings.
- Recent experience with academic research databases.
- 1 to 3 years of experience in academic or public libraries or teaching experience working with students in higher education or high school.
- Current experience teaching information literacy and critical thinking skills to students.
- Current experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.
- Current experience and working knowledge of LMS systems, preferably Canvas.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $55,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. For more information on salary ranges please visit UNLV Salary Range.
In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities.
Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.
- Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
- Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
- No state income tax
- Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
- Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
- Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
- Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
- Employee recognition and appreciation programs
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- UNLV athletics ticket discounts
- Statewide employee purchase program discounts
- RebelCard discounts on and off campus
- Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
- Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, emails, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on April 5, 2023.
Materials should be addressed to Teaching and Learning Specialist Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0135669” in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
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