Health Sciences Librarians – (2) Faculty Positions (5-year term) – University of Saskatchewan

Posted 10 Monaten ago
Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2023-09-13
Advertised until: 2023-11-12

We invite applications for two full-time, five-year term (non-tenure track) librarian positions with the University Library. These positions do not include a research component, but are in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.

One position will provide comprehensive liaison services to the College of Nursing, as well as instruction and research support to the biomedical sciences departments of the College of Medicine. The other position will provide comprehensive liaison services to the College of Dentistry, School of Public Health, and the department of Community Health and Epidemiology within the College of Medicine.

Our health sciences librarians support the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, dentistry, kinesiology, public health, and rehabilitation sciences. We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and flexible individuals to work collaboratively throughout the library, and to contribute to library-wide projects and priorities.

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Providing high-quality liaison services that support faculty teaching and research, and student learning and success, including:
    • designing and delivering information literacy instruction, both in-person and online
    • developing high-quality collections of digital and print resources in assigned disciplinary areas
    • providing information services, including research consultations
  • Building collaborative relationships with stakeholder groups to advance learning and research
  • Working as a member of one of the library’s four divisions (Learning and Curriculum Support Division, Research Support Services Division, Collections and Discovery Division, and University Archives and Special Collections Division) to advance our Library Strategic Framework.

About the University Library
As one of Canada’s leading research libraries, the University Library serves as the intellectual hub of the University of Saskatchewan, providing resources, services, and spaces that facilitate inquiry, discovery, and knowledge creation. The University Library is committed to developing welcoming, responsive, and accessible services and resources to support our diverse clientele, with a strategic focus on Indigenous peoples. The University Library leverages its collections and expertise to partner with community organizations such as OUT Saskatoon and the Open Door Society. For more information visit the University Library website.

About the University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 26,000.

About Saskatoon
Saskatoon is a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The city’s arts and cultural scene includes the Remai Modern Art Gallery, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, two independent movie theatres (Broadway Theatre and Roxy Theatre), Persephone Theatre, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The city has a diversity of restaurants, including two that were on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list last year, and several local breweries and distilleries. Our city also offers a variety of recreational opportunities such as classes, recreational leagues, and semi-professional sporting events. If you are an outdoors person, you will enjoy the camping and fishing in northern Saskatchewan, which is world-class, as well as public walking/biking trails all along the South Saskatchewan river. Saskatoon is a very liveable city with short commute times and apartment rental and house prices that are lower than many other places in the country.

An ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree or international equivalent is required for this appointment. Experience in the health sciences is an asset, but not necessary.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate:

  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Effective teaching in both group and individual settings
  • Knowledge of/experience with synthesis reviews (e.g., systematic reviews, scoping reviews)
  • Ability to provide high-quality service
  • Willingness to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Flexibility, engagement, and creativity/innovation
  • Awareness of current and emerging trends in librarianship

The University Library values a diverse employee complement and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons are encouraged to apply.

Salary bands for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:

  • Assistant Librarian: $83,150 to $99,945
  • Associate Librarian: $99,945 to $120,099

It is anticipated that these positions will be filled at the assistant or associate ranks.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter highlighting qualifications, accomplishments, and position preference (if any), as well as a detailed curriculum vitae to:

Melissa Just, EdD, MLIS
Dean, University Library
University of Saskatchewan
156 Murray Building
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4


Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin July 24, 2023, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is November 6, 2023.

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthening these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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