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FACULTY POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

REFERENCE/HEALTH SCIENCES SPECIALIST (TENURE TRACK)
DEPARTMENT OF REFERENCE & INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides reference, information and instructional services in the
Department of Reference and Instructional Services. Serves as
principal liaison/subject-specialist to the Colleges of Allied Health
Sciences, Optometry and Pharmacy.  Liaison services include
oversight of the health sciences collection, specialized
instruction/information literacy, reference and collection
development.  Shares general and specialized reference desk
service including some evenings and weekends.  Fosters
networking in west Michigan to continue building a regional
resource in the health-related fields. Participates in library
assessment and appropriate university-wide activities.
Coordinates the activities of part-time librarians, clerical personnel
and student assistants.  The successful candidate will be involved
in planning for the new highly-digitalized, technologically-advanced
university library facility opening in 2001.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required - ALA accredited masters degree in a library/information
science program; evidence of course work or experience in
science reference (biological, health or physical sciences);
excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, leadership
and organizational skills.  Demonstrated competence in using
electronic information systems, online library catalogs, CD-ROM or
web-based information products and Internet/Web is a must.
Preferred -  Undergraduate degree in life or health sciences;
additional graduate degree; experience in library instruction and as
a successful team leader are highly desirable.  Special
consideration will be given to applicants with a background in the
fields of nursing, public health administration, allied health,
optometry or pharmacy.

SALARY:
$32,000 (minimum) for a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment
with rank. Comprehensive benefits are provided (after applicable
eligibility and accrual periods) including 20 days vacation, 2
days personal leave, paid holidays, insurance (health, dental,
vision, life, disability), medical reimbursement account, retirement
system options, e.g., TIAA-CREF, with university contribution,
and tuition waiver.

APPLICATION:
Apply with letter addressing your qualifications as related to the
position responsibilities, resume and the names of three
references from supervisors or colleagues solicited especially for
this position.  Please provide your references' current addresses
including e-mail and telephone numbers with your application.
Transcripts will be required for candidates invited to interview for
this position.  Please send materials to: Health Sciences Specialist
Search Committee, Attn:  Joan Boroff, Administrative Services,
Ferris State University Library, 1201 South State Street, Big
Rapids, MI 49307-2747.

First consideration will be given to applications received by
July 1, 1999; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For more information on Ferris State University, see our Web page
at http://www.ferris.edu

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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