Wichita State University Libraries


Health and Life Sciences Librarian



Wichita State University Libraries invites applications for the position of Health and Life Sciences Librarian.  Wichita State University, with an enrollment of over 14,000, is located in a thriving metropolitan area of 600,000, recently named one of Kiplinger’s 50 Smart Places to Live.  This position is part of the Reference and Instructional Services team, with subject liaison responsibilities for the College of Health Professions and the Departments of Biology and Chemistry.  Other responsibilities include collection development, research consultation, instruction, general and digital reference, and creation of web-based guides.


Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program by start of employment.  Evidence of self-motivation, service orientation, and ability to work successfully in a collegial environment.  Knowledge of trends in academic library reference and instructional services.  Knowledge of trends in scholarly research and publishing in the sciences or health professions.  Demonstrated potential for meeting the Library’s tenure and promotion requirements.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.  Eligible to work in the United States.


Preferred Qualifications:  Educational background or work-related experience in an academic area related to the assignment. Recent experience in an academic or specialized library in reference, collection development, and/or instruction. An additional graduate degree in an academic area related to the assignment.


Salary and benefits:  Starting minimum salary of $40,000 for 12-month contract; excellent professional development support, vacation and benefits, including TIAA-CREF.  Librarians are tenure-track appointees.


Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin July 10, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.  Click here to review a complete position description.  Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to: Pal V. Rao, Dean and Professor of University Libraries, Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068.  E-mail applications encouraged – send to library.search@wichita.edu. AA/EEO