|Announcement Number||FAC - VA - 19043|
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|Working Title||Open Educational Resources Coordinator|
|Brief Position Overview||
Montana State University Library seeks a non-tenure track Open Educational Resources Coordinator to develop the Montana Board of Regents Open Educational Resources Initiative. This person will work closely with the Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS) consortium.
|Faculty Tenure Track||No|
|Faculty Rank||Non-Tenure Track|
|Appointment Type||Non-Tenure Track|
|Contract Term||Fiscal Year|
|Semester||Fall or Spring|
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|Salary||Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications|
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The Montana University System’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Coordinator develops the Montana Board of Regents OER Initiative, which is to be implemented by the Treasure State Academic Information and Library Services (TRAILS) consortium. OER are license-free textbooks and other educational resources, and the Montana OER Initiative is a cooperative effort that will encourage and incentivize faculty to create their own OER or modify or use existing OER. The OER Initiative is intended to encourage the use of open educational resources throughout the Montana University System, with the intent of reducing student textbook costs, improving student outcomes, and improving faculty and student experiences. The OER Coordinator will report to the TRAILS Coordinator and will work closely with the TRAILS OER Committee. Funded by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE), this non-tenure track faculty position will be reviewed for continuation after three years.
|Duties and Responsibilities||
|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|The Successful Candidate Will||
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information||
Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding. Funded by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE), this non-tenure track faculty position will be reviewed for continuation after three years.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The MSU Library is a dynamic, adaptive, and responsive research library. We aspire to build innovative digital and physical spaces where our diverse communities can access and apply information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, communicate ideas, and envision a better future for Montana and beyond. We are proud to serve the university and the people of Montana, and we strive to do so while embodying the core values of the profession of librarianship and MSU. Our values reflect how we carry forward our strategic and operational decisions: we aim to build a more informed, thoughtful, and just world while striving to cultivate an environment that supports the potential for finding joy and meaning in our work. In addition to books, electronic resources, and special collections, the Library has a full range of library services for students and faculty, including public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. The MSU Library has a staff of 55-60 employees, including approximately 18 tenure- track faculty and 35 classified staff.
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||February 1, 2019|
|Position End Date (if temporary)||01/31/2022|
|Applications will be:||
Priority date for applications is December 1, 2018. Screening of applications will continue until an adequate applicant pool is established or the position is filled.
In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Please note that required documents include (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications, and (3) three professional references (to be included in the online application document).
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples .