Temporary Faculty - Digital Studies Librarian
Department Overview [Department website]
The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, is the largest academic library in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the 339,000 square foot library serves as the hub of the campus community. It provides innovative services including technology lending to both faculty and students, a growing digital repository, integrated information literacy instruction, and student-centered campus partnerships.
The library has over a million print volumes, hundreds of thousands of electronic resources, and significant special collections of children's literature, teacher resources, music and media, World's Fair materials, local and regional history, and hosts numerous rotating exhibitions and campus and community events.
As new forms of digital scholarship emerge in a rapidly changing and unequal digital landscape, this position will assist the CSU Fresno campus in thinking critically about emerging technologies and their applications for the public good. In collaboration with faculty, this position will lead digital humanities/studies efforts across campus and in concert with the development of the library as the Innovation Hub. The ideal candidate will proactively plan and execute innovative and sustainable partnerships in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
This temporary faculty position also will develop workshops related to digital studies, plan and develop immersive (XR/AR/VR/MR) learning environments, encourage the use of digital tools and methods to support research and instruction, and develop a robust program to teach digital methods and literacies.
The candidate will work collaboratively across the campus and system with content experts, creators, project managers, developers, and other stakeholders. This position will plan and develop flexible spaces, as well as provide access to and support for specialized equipment and software.
- Consult with faculty and students around effective uses of emerging technologies.
- Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to teach workshops and design learning experiences focused on the critical, effective use of emerging technologies.
- Create web pages, tutorials, and other learning objects to promote and support innovative implementations of technology.
- Develop learning technologies and digital pedagogy projects.
- Mentor student assistants to support projects to advance applications of emerging technologies for research and instruction. -- Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement new technologies to inform innovative teaching and learning practices at Fresno State.
- Participate in the planning and development of technology-rich spaces, learning opportunities, and services in the library.
- Represent the Library in the campus-wide Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities/Studies initiative and all related activities (research, teaching, learning, and publishing, grant-seeking).
- Support projects to create and disseminate content in a range of innovative modalities to enhance and demonstrate learning outcomes, research, and career readiness.
- Foster and participate in learning communities to develop the library’s unique role as the Innovation Hub.
- Ensure equitable access to innovative technologies and support services across the Fresno State community by providing opportunities for collaboration, support, and participation across disciplines.
- Maintain knowledge of and engage in professional development to keep up with trends in emerging technologies and digital tools.
- Attend meetings, participate in special projects, and serve on committees relating to the library, the university, and the CSU.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.
Commensurate with experience.
This position is expected to be a 3-year Temporary Full-Time position with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2021.
Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).
Education: An earned MLIS (or equivalent) from an American Library Association-accredited institution or program recognized by the American Library Association as an international equivalent.
- Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- Two years relevant experience;
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate, plan, and implement emerging technologies for academic projects and spaces;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Priority review applications will begin October 20, 2021. Announcement for 2021-2022 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2022.
Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested in teaching,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Names and contact information of at least three professional references (entered during the online application)- the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
- Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
- Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.
For inquiries contact Dr. Suzan Alteri, Chair of Search Committee, E-mail: email@example.com.
The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.
About the Campus
California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.
The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.
Fresno State’s Principles of Community
These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be. Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html
We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."
California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Other Campus Information
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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.