Job Details

Tenure-Track Reference and Instruction Librarian

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/14/2020

Clark College is currently accepting applications for two tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarians. Clark librarians engage with other faculty to deliver information literacy instruction through active learning to students at multiple campus locations as well as online. These positions will actively contribute to current and future Open Educational Resources (OER) efforts as they continue to be developed at Clark College, including advocacy for OER adoption, fostering partnerships and collaborative opportunities, and campus engagement. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. This position begins September 11, 2020.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, Core themes, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities
General Faculty Responsibilities

Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
Position Specific Responsibilities
Teach information literacy skills to students through a coordinated effort of online and face-to-face instruction, including creating online learning tools.
Provide online and face-to-face reference service to students, faculty, and staff.
Collaborate with campus and regional partners to identify, assess, support, and adopt OER.
Participate in continuing development of the library website.
Participate in information literacy assessment activities.
Perform collection development for print and electronic resources.
Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in library, college, and Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium committees.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

Master's degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institute.
Supplemental Information
Salary Statement
Starting salary is $62,049 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $87,403. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.

Required Online Application Materials:

Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
Current résumé
Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application
Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.

Please apply online at
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 14, 2020.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
March 19, 2020

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