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Lubbock Christian University

Assistant Professor, Technical Services Librarian

Functional Title: Faculty, Full-time, Tenure-track
Classification: Exempt
Division: Academics
Department: University Library
Reports To: Director, University Library
Primary Function: Faculty, Technical Services and ILS System Administrator
Position: Assistant Professor, Technical Services Librarian – Tenure-track, eleven-month appointment

Library: The LCU Library supports the Lubbock Christian University educational experience by connecting the academic community of learners to information and services that advance scholarly inquiry. Library faculty provide services and instruction as needed to this community of learners.

Qualifications:

The Library seeks a qualified librarian to provide copy and original cataloging, process books, maintain the catalog, and provide system administrative functions. This position also serves as liaison to assigned subject areas and maintains the subject specific collections, research guides and provides instruction to those areas.

An earned M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an accredited American Library Association institution is required with a minimum of three years of experience in an academic library setting. A minimum three years’ experience in cataloging and/or system administration is preferred. Experience in library and information literacy instruction is also preferred. All qualified applicants must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Major Responsibilities:

Applicants will be expected to maintain the catalog, oversee student workers in processing books, and provide copy and original cataloging. Applicants will maintain the ILS and liaison with the provider. Experience with SirsiDynix is preferred. Applicants will serve as liaisons to their assigned areas and provide instruction and collection maintenance for those areas.

Collaboration with library colleagues and with other faculty as a liaison is expected. Maintaining confidentiality is expected.

Scholarly activity, service, and other duties as assigned are also expected of the successful applicant.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403-B retirement plan with a matching option, and tuition benefits for employees and dependents.

The University:

Lubbock Christian University is a private, masters-level university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation.  Founded in 1957 and located in Lubbock, Texas, LCU is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. LCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Currently, 85 full-time faculty members serve approximately 1650 undergraduate and graduate students on the LCU campus located in west Lubbock. Lubbock is a vibrant city with a population of about 250,000. Lubbock is the educational, medical, retail and entertainment center of the southern high plains of Texas.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants must complete an application online at Dynamic Forms - Form Lubbock Christian University Faculty Application for Employment (ngwebsolutions.com).

Submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, official transcripts of all university work, and four unique documents detailing the applicant’s:  1) philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, 2) philosophy of teaching, 3) philosophy of scholarly activity, and 4) philosophy of service as email attachments to Amanda Guthrie, Search Committee Chair, Library.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to Ms. Guthrie.  The search begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or closed.  All positions are subject to funding.

Contact:
Amanda Guthrie
Search Committee Chair, Library
Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79407
amanda.guthrie@lcu.edu
806-720-7333