Head, Humanities and Social Sciences

first_imgPreferred Qualifications: an advanced degree in humanitiesand/or social sciences; experience managing and supervising people;experience promoting OA and OER; and familiarity with promotion andtenure practices in a research library.Environment:The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to PennState, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, andlifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategicgoals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The UniversityLibraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in NorthAmerica, according to the Association of Research Librariesinvestment rankings, and provides services at University Park and22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well asonline. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students atUniversity Park, and approximately 97,500 studentsuniversity-wide.More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Librariesbenefit from extensive technological resources and research supportservices. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of theBig Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of AmericanUniversities, and the Association of Public and Land-GrantUniversities. The University Libraries is a member of theAssociation of Research Libraries, the Association of College andResearch Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, DigitalPreservation Network, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL DiversityAlliance, and a number of other organizations.The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitanarea, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. StateCollege offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreationalfacilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. Thecampus is within a half-day’s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore,Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University ParkAirport is served by three major carriers with flights toWashington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For moreinformation, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.Compensation and Benefits:Tenure-track faculty position, with rank and salary dependent uponqualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberalvacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state orTIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition,faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds forprofessional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked totravel as official representatives of the Libraries to certainevents and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limitsestablished by the University.Application Instructions:Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.All application materials should be uploaded at the same time atthe time of application. Interested candidates should upload aletter of application including a diversity statement, resume orvita, and the names and contact information of three professionalreferences (including email addresses). Review of applications willbegin on April 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled.Employment with the University will require successful completionof background check(s) in accordance with Universitypolicies. The Assistant Librarian should possess a graduate degree in libraryor information studies or other appropriate degree; must havedemonstrated potential ability as a librarian; and must have shownpromise of growth in research and service.The Associate Librarian should possess the same qualifications asthe Assistant Librarian, demonstrate excellence in librarianship,show evidence of an established reputation in research, and have astrong record of service to the University and theprofession.Required Qualifications:Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accreditedinstitution (or equivalent)Demonstrated successful outreach initiativesDemonstrated successful leadership experienceExcellent communication, presentation and interpersonalskillsWork experience at an academic or special libraryFamiliarity with discipline-specific library resourcesExperience with collection development, instruction andreference consultationsAbility to work effectively in a rapidly changingenvironmentAbility to work independently and collaborativelyStrong commitment to diversity, equity, respect andinclusionAbility to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-acg07 tolearn more about the University Libraries Promotion and TenureGuidelines. Head, Humanities and Social SciencesThe Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites applicationsand nominations for the position of Head, Humanities and SocialSciences at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. This12-month tenure-track faculty position at University Park reportsto the Associate Dean for Research, Collections, and ScholarlyCommunications and is responsible for the oversight of services,collections, budget, and performance management of approximately 20faculty and staff in this discipline-based unit.The Head, Humanities and Social Sciences is expected to be activelyengaged in outreach to library users, collaborators, and donors andparticipate in activities related to collections, research support,and instruction, as well as devote time to research, scholarlyactivity, and services to the University, the society, and theprofession.The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective,experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture ofinclusion and respect. We encourage candidates who thrive in awelcoming multicultural environment to apply. More information onPenn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and InclusiveExcellence can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/diversity-statement. Informationabout the University Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, andAccessibility efforts can be found by visiting https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.Responsibilities:The Head, Humanities and Social Sciences will lead, manage,promote, and enhance library services and collections related tohumanities and social sciences through following activities:Leadership: Lead a team of approximately 20 faculty andstaff and represent the unit to work closely with relevant collegessuch as the College of Liberal Arts, Arts and Architecture,Education, and Health and Human Development, as well as relatedresearch institutes, centers and departments. Directly superviseapproximately 12 positions, including the director of thePennsylvania Center for the Book. Take leadership to promoteresource sharing among peer institutions, e.g. the Big Ten AcademicAlliance (BTAA).Management: Develop and prioritize unit goals inconsultation with the Associate Dean for Collections, Research, andScholarly Communications. Motivate employees, promote effective useof library space to enhance user engagement, manage budget, andcollaborate with others to achieve unit goals.Outreach and liaison activities: Build relationshipswith faculty and students in humanities and social sciences, obtaintheir input to enhance library services, regularly communicatelibraries’ priorities and changes, and maintain credibility oflibraries’ decisions.Collections: Assess, develop, and maintain collectionsin all formats to support research and teaching in humanities andsocial sciences. Advance the transition to digital collectionswhile acquiring print and other resources when the e-version is notavailable or as needed. Coordinate collections activities withinthe unit, assess collections to ensure they reflect users’ needs,make acquisition and cancellation decisions for the unit, managecollections space for humanities and social sciences, withdrawduplicated and low-use items as appropriate, and represent the unitat relevant internal and external committees. Collaborate withothers in related subject areas, including Commonwealth CampusLibraries (CCLs) and peer institutions. Advocate for effective useof collections budget. Actively participate in collectivecollection development activities, such as the Big Ten AcademicAlliance (BTAA) BIG collection project.Scholarly communications: Promote open access (OA) andopen educational resources (OER) within humanities and socialsciences, in collaboration with relevant departments. Participatein scholarly communications initiatives including digitalpublishing, copyright, and digital curation.Instruction: Design and deliver a program of libraryinstruction that supports the curriculum of relevant academicunits.Reference and research support: Provide referenceassistance and research consulting for subject-specificresearch.Donor relations: Participate in donor activities andadvocate to enhance humanities and social sciences collections andservices with donor support.Research and service: Engage in research, scholarlypublication, and professional service activities at local,regional, and national or international levels in areas appropriateto academic librarianship and the disciplines served. Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Head–Humanities-and-Social-Sciences_REQ_0000010055-1 CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety atPenn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which containsinformation about crime statistics and other safety and securitymatters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/,which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hardcopy of the Annual Security Report.Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer,and is committed to providing employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability or protected veteran status.jeid-639355fc68e1584cbc4badd0b7588616last_img read more

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first_img(Reuters) – The U.K government’s cabinet minister responsible for sport said he has been in talks with the Premier League with the aim of getting football back on the field as quickly as possible. Speaking at a parliamentary questions session, Oliver Dowden, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, said: “I personally have been in talks with the Premier League with a view to getting football up and running as soon as possible in order to support the whole football community.“But of course, any such moves would have to be consistent with public health guidance,” he said.The Premier League, which has been on hold since March 13, remains suspended until at least April 30 while lockdown measures are in place in the United Kingdom until May 7, when the government is set to review the current restrictions in place. But three London clubs, Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur, along with Brighton, have already re-opened their training grounds, allowing limited return to training while observing social distancing protocols.Those clubs say that players will only be using outdoor field facilities for individual work and will not take part in team activities.Premier League clubs will hold their latest conference call on Friday as they continue to evaluate various options for finishing the season but a re-start of matches is not expected until June at the earliest. Last week the league said it was “working through complex planning scenarios” and there are a number of practical hurdles that they face.With the ban on mass public gatherings likely to be one of the last restrictions to be removed, rescheduled games could be held behind closed doors, possibly at neutral venues.English cricket’s governing body, the ECB, has been given the leading role for all sport in the country, including soccer, in examining how to create ‘bio-secure’ venues, with the focus on stadiums with hotel facilities connected or nearby — to limit the need for extensive travel.last_img read more

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