Career Opportunities

Faculty Career Opportunity

Competition: 9556SG
Position Type: Limited Term
Term: August 2013
Department: Library
Date Posted: May 06, 2013
Closing Date: May 24, 2013
Description: MRU Library requires 2 faculty librarians effective August 15, 2013 as follows:

Full-Time, Limited Term (1 position, August 15, 2013 – June 15, 2014)
Full-Time, Limited Term (1 position, August 15, 2013 – June 15, 2015)

Mount Royal University Library has a full-time staff of 60, including 15 faculty librarians. The Library has developed a comprehensive information literacy program and a range of on-site and virtual services and resources. The growing collection comprises 535,000 monographs and over 81,000 serial titles in digital and print formats. The Library supports approximately 12,000 full and part-time students and over 1,900 faculty and staff. As a student-centred, teaching-focused undergraduate university, Mount Royal University offers an exceptional student experience and educational programming informed by scholarship. At Mount Royal, students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning. Mount Royal is known for its positive working environment and a strong sense of community.
Duties: The successful candidates will be members of the Library’s active information literacy team delivering high-quality, curriculum-based information instruction in support of student success. Reference and collection development duties will also be assigned. The positions may involve project work; include some supervisory responsibilities, and weekend and/or evening work. The ideal candidates will have experience teaching in an undergraduate classroom and will contribute skills and aptitudes that complement those of the current Library team.
Qualifications: Applicants for these positions must have an accredited Masters degree in Library/Information Studies. Candidates should demonstrate:
• Demonstrated experience in information literacy instruction;
• Ability to design and produce teaching and learning materials;
• Experience in collection development in support programs and scholarship;
• Excellent skills in communication and teamwork; and
• Demonstrated experience in an academic environment.

Other preferred qualifications:
• Experience in leadership roles with teams and staff.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three references, quoting the competition number, to the address below by May 24, 2013. Applicants will be considered for ALL positions included in this posting unless otherwise stated in the letter of application. We plan to conduct interviews for these positions in May, with a preferred start date of August 15, 2013.

Additional information can be found by contacting the Department Chair, Pearl Herscovitch, at
Closing Date: May 24, 2013
F: 403.440.6629

Submit a separate covering letter and resume for each position you are applying for, quoting appropriate competition number to the address noted above.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

If applying by email, please send your resume as an attachment, in either .doc, .docx or .pdf formats only

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.