Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Science Librarian
Home Faculty: Libraries
Home Department/Area/Division: Steacie Science Library
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Chairperson: John Dupuis
Position Start Date: May 1, 2005
Position End Date: August 31, 2007

York University Libraries invite applications for the position of Science Librarian. This is a contractually limited appointment intended to cover the period from May 1, 2005 to August 31, 2007. The Libraries seek a self-directed, outgoing, and service-oriented librarian with a strong background in the sciences to serve the York University community in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library.

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected. The Steacie Science & Engineering Library is one of five libraries on the two York campuses and supports the research and teaching of York University’s science, engineering, and nursing programs.

The successful candidate will contribute to reference services, information literacy instruction, faculty & graduate student liaison, and collection development & management in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library, and will be able to integrate online services and electronic resources into any of these areas. He/she will participate in projects and committees of the department, the Libraries, and the University, and will have the opportunity to engage in professional development, research, and scholarship.

Qualifications: An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent with up to three years post-MLS experience; a degree major or minor in science or technology, especially in the physical sciences; ability to provide reference service through a variety of modes; a broad knowledge of print materials and digital information sources in the sciences; familiarity with the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy and instruction; ability to teach in a variety of settings; excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; leadership ability, professional initiative, and flexibility; ability to work effectively in a collegial setting; ability to work with a large and diverse clientele; understanding of scholarly communication issues and an interest in collection development in both print and electronic formats; ability to manage a varied workload; interest in library and university committee responsibilities, professional research, and scholarship; willingness to work evening and weekend shifts.

This is a contractually-limited appointment with the rank of Adjunct Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with up to three years post-MLS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/). Salary will be commensurate with experience. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Campus resources include an on-site daycare centre, a women’s centre, a race and ethnic relations centre, a sexual harassment centre, initiatives in support of sexual and gender diversity, and a wellness centre. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Preference will be given to applications received before January 7, 2005. Applications including a covering letter relating qualifications to requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees conversant with the candidate’s professional capabilities should be sent to:

Chair, Science Librarian Appointment Committee
York University, Scott Library, Room 310
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5451

Applications should be sent by mail, or by fax with a hardcopy following. We will not accept applications sent by e-mail.


Posting End Date: January 7, 2005