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Faculty, Librarian
Austin Community College District in Austin, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 05/13/2019
Category
Faculty-Science-Library And Information Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 08/09/2019
 
 
 
 
 

College Profile


 

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
 
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community.

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

 

Student Profile


 

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC currently enrolls 41,500 students, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2017, ACC's students were 45% White, 35% Latinx, 8% African-American, 5% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial. ACC's designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve.
 
ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.
 
The ideal candidate will be eager to work with a diverse student population and will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and others who have been historically underserved.

 

Our Mission


 

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.

 

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion


 

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

 

Job Summary


 

To provide information literacy/library instruction, research and reference services to students.

 

Principal Responsibilities and Duties


 

  1. Delivery of reference services, information literacy instruction and library instruction, and design of curriculum.

  2. Participates in the development and delivery of the LS information literacy instruction and library instructional program.

  3. Maintains materials collection, subject bibliography, and integration of relevant Library Services (LS) activities with instructional departments of the College.

  4. Serves on and participate in LS and college-wide committees and meetings.

  5. Participates in Library Services budget planning and the formulation of goals, policies, and procedures.

  6. Maintains records and statistical data on LS functions and services as appropriate.

  7. Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Head Librarian, Dean, and/or Associate Vice President.

 

Technology


 

  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, and knowledge of digital information resources, the internet, a knowledge of online, electronic resources and classroom or other current learning technologies for effective teaching to ensure student success at the community college level.

 

Principal Professional Standards


 

  • Appropriate use of the college's learning management system.

  • Participate in graduation, general assembly, and other official college functions.

  • Maintain regular office hours to assist students and improve student retention and success.

  • Attend and participate in collegewide, campus, department, or other activities and meetings.

  • Recognize and reflect standards of civility and collegiality in all interactions.

  • Comply with published college policies and procedures and meet professional standards for teaching in a community college.

 

Required Education


 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

 

Work Experience - Required


 

  •  No work experience required.

    Preferred Work Experience:

    • One or more years of experience as a Librarian in a higher education setting.

    • One or more years instructional experience in an academic setting.

    • Experience in collaborative work within a multi-campus environment.

    • Experience with multiple, diverse pedagogical styles to match age levels.

    • Experience with a variety of teaching and learning instructional modes and methods and software including digital and online instruction delivery, course management system curriculum, and tutorial creation.

 

Other Requirements


Licenses, Certifications, etc.


 

  •  Reliable transportation for travel in the Austin area - ACC District as required.

 

Qualifications


 

  • Interest in and a commitment to an adult teaching and learning environment; effective presentation and teaching competencies.

  • Understanding of the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.

  • Knowledge of Library Services subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in Library Services.

  • Awareness of sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.

  • Commitment to maintaining competencies in teaching and learning areas including technological skills appropriate to position.

  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to exercise tact and discretion.

  • The establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with professional colleagues.

  • The ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and knowledge of, a diverse student body in an adult learning environment.

  • The ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation in the field.

  • A commitment to service in the profession and/or the community.

  • The ability to effectively assist in student learning and student success.

  • A commitment to and skill in interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.

  • The ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.

  • A commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Workforce Programs)


 

N/A

 

Application Requirements


 

Document Requirements
 
When you apply using the official ACC eApply application, you will need to upload the following documents to your application:

  • Cover letter - Explaining interest in the position.

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.

Official transcripts and/or certifications will need to be sent directly from your institution to:
              
ACC Highland Business Center
Attention: E.B. Breedlove, Employment Manager
5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752
 
Photocopies of transcripts and transcripts stamped "issued to student" are not accepted.

 

 

Criminal Background Check


 

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all staff and faculty positions.

 

ACC Benefits Overview


 

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

 

Working Conditions


 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff.

  • Work is routinely performed in a library setting.

  • Able to push a fully loaded book cart (50lbs), and place and remove books from shelves.

  • Occasional lifting of 30 pounds of books in a book carton or book bag.

  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling, and manual dexterity.

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


 

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.

 

HR Use Only


 

  • Updated 12-11-2018

 

ACC Benefits Overview


Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

Disclaimer


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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