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Social Sciences Librarian

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a tenure-track Social Sciences Librarian position commencing as late as July 1, 2004. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. As such, librarians provide service to the university, service to the profession and participate in research/ scholarship/ creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/library.

We seek a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented professional to provide proactive support and services to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Responsibilities will include collection management, the provision of reference service and a strong contribution to the Library’s information literacy programme. The successful candidate will possess the initiative, creativity, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to develop, promote, and deliver effective library programmes. S/he will be joining a dynamic team and will be expected to contribute to the overall planning and management of library services, as well as to provincial/national consortial activities.

An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and a degree in the social sciences are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent teaching and communication skills. Familiarity with standard practices in web development and delivery is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in collections management, provision of reference services and information literacy planning and instruction. Knowledge of quantitative methods of data collection, extraction, analysis and use in the social sciences is also preferred. An understanding of current and emerging bibliographic and other metadata schemes would be an asset.

Applications should include: a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; a detailed curriculum vitae; and three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees. To ensure full consideration, complete applications and letters of reference should be submitted by January 9, 2004 to:
Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 3161, fax: 519-971-3638
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The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self-identify in your letter of application. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity which is mandated to oversee the implementation of employment equity. Self-identification letters may be forwarded to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR), 325 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. Information on Employment Equity can be found on the OFRR webpage at www.uwindsor.ca/facultyrecruitment or by calling our toll free number 877-665-6608.

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario's leading academic institutions, provides "the degree that works," an innovative and student-focused approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow. Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at www.uwindsor.ca. Also visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions. For additional information about this position and employment at the University of Windsor, contact Dr Janice Drakich, Director, Faculty Recruitment at 1-877-665-6608 or [log in to unmask]

Gwendolyn Ebbett
University Librarian
Leddy Library
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9B3P4
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519/253-3000 (3161)