Assistant Professor, Foley Library (Business & Leadership Studies Librarian)

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ;

Position Information

Job Type Detail
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our diverse selection of benefits is part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for and meet the needs of our employees and their families. The University provides full-time faculty in their first year: a PPO Medical plan administered by Premera Blue Cross, employer-paid dental programs through Delta Dental, vision coverage through VSP, employer-paid Life Insurance, and optional employee-paid Life Insurance through Lincoln Financial, TIAA 403(b) Retirement plan including free onsite financial planning and advising, Employee Assistance Program through Supportlinc, ZagFit Wellness program with access to GU’s onsite fitness center, Spokane Transit Authority (STA) bus passes and more. Additional benefits such as Long Term Disability and Tuition Waivers are available after the first year of employment.
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Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Foley Library (Business & Leadership Studies Librarian)
Department Foley Library Services
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 12-month
Job Summary
Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA seeks to fill a full-time, 12- month position in the Foley Library with a Business & Leadership Studies Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Business & Leadership Librarian serves as liaison to the School of Business Administration and the School of Leadership Studies, as well as liaises with the Communication Department. This librarian will be responsible for cultivating a strong collaborative and consultative relationship with faculty, students, and staff through one-on-one research consultations, collection development, and instruction for undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will bring social science data literacy and familiarity with business skillsets to students and faculty. As a member of the Foley Library faculty, they will forward the library’s mission and values while actively contributing to the success of a diverse population of students. The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in the Foley Library. If hired, the candidate must be willing to relocate to the Spokane area.
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Essential Functions
  • Serves as liaison to and actively cultivates partnerships with faculty in the Schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies.
  • Provides research consultations to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Actively supports the ongoing maintenance of a collection of resources that best fits the current needs of the Schools of Business Administration and Leadership Studies, including licensed data sets.
  • Provides in person and online information literacy instruction.
  • Engages in professional development around best practices for collecting, maintaining, and sharing quantitative and qualitative data and is a resource on those practices for faculty and students from liaison area.
  • Contributes to the creation of a culturally-responsive, equitable, and inclusive environment in the library and seeks opportunities to leverage their expertise in librarianship to contribute to campus projects related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Keeps current on research and emerging practices related to areas of responsibility. Engaged in scholarly and professional fields related to librarianship, including publications and presentations at the local, state, and or national levels.

Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or the international equivalent at the employment start date.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business, economic, and statistical library and data sources
  • Demonstrated evidence of inclusive, equity- and diversity-minded practices.

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/02/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins on 04/03/2023
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EEO Statement
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.
Hiring Salary $55,379 - $61,208; commensurate with education and experience
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please visit our website at: . Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following required materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts, a written statement on experience promoting justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation (letters will be requested when finalists are selected). Please direct inquiries to Caitlin Bagley, chair of the search committee, . Position remains open until filled, for best consideration, please submit materials by Monday, April 3, 2023, U.S. Pacific Standard Time. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.
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