Assistant Professor, Research & Learning Services Librarian for Medicine
We are now accepting applications for a qualified Assistant Professor,
Research & Learning Services Librarian for Medicine at Belmont University.
Internal Job Category
Non-Tenure Track (Faculty)
Primary Duties and
Position purpose: Reporting to the Director of the Medical and Health
Sciences Library, the Research & Learning Services Librarian for Medicine will
be responsible for developing and implementing course-integrated instruction
and workshops, research support services, and collection development to
support the research, teaching and learning needs of the Frist College of
Medicine students and faculty. In addition to these primary responsibilities,
this position will be an integral part of a team of librarians that will
develop this brand new branch library on campus, in support of all relevant
medical and health related programs, including the College of Pharmacy and the
College of Health Sciences & Nursing, in addition to the developing College of
Initiate and build strong relationships with primary liaison area, the
College of Medicine faculty, staff, and students.
Work in collaboration with the College of Medicine faculty and staff to
integrate information literacy and evidence based medicine instruction
throughout the curriculum.
Provide reference or instructional support to other health-related
disciplines on campus on topics of interprofessional interest in order to
support the broader mission of the Medical and Health Sciences Library
Provide reference assistance, in-depth research consultations, and
literature searches to support student and faculty scholarship.
Contribute to the development of the library website including LibGuides
Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont
University and the Frist College of Medicine.
Engage in scholarly activity and professional development. Scholarship
requirements for library faculty are described in section 2.3 of the
Engage in service activities on campus and in the community.
Participate in a local church in order to actively support Belmont's
mission to be a Christ-centered university.
The above statements describe the job's essential responsibilities and
requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be
assigned to job incumbents.
Required Qualifications : Belmont University seeks to attract and retain
highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will
contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching
universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional
education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.
Knowledge of instructional design and assessment.
Knowledge of evidence based medicine principles.
Knowledge of emerging technologies in medical libraries.
Knowledge of resources and collections to support medical education.
Skills and Abilities
Excellent facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to teach information literacy or evidence based
Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth searches of the medical
literature using PubMed and other health science databases.
Strong technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Strong user-focused public services orientation.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in teams and in a
rapidly changing environment.
Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and
educational institution representatives, and the general public in a
Ability to take initiative and remain flexible in a new and developing
Ability to develop and manage complex projects.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Required Education ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or
Required Experience Relevant library or course experience, preferably in
a health science setting. Knowledge of advanced searching techniques in health
sciences databases including PubMed. Experience teaching information literacy
or evidence based medicine in a health sciences setting preferred. Recent
graduates or early career librarians who have an interest in medical
librarianship are encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check
satisfactory to the University.
Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.