ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Non-tenured faculty: Instructor
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is excited to begin recruiting for an Academic Health Sciences Informationist. We are seeking candidates from the field of health education, health promotions, public health practitioners and librarians. We are looking for individuals with a passion for working in a world-class academic medical environment and a desire to work on a collegial team of experienced, nationally recognized health information professionals.
Recently we have increased opportunities for extended activities within the fields of outreach, education, research, and clinical areas of UAMS. As an informationist/librarian with position-specific responsibilities, you will also serve as Liaison to assigned departments, units and colleges. Please note that all new faculty will receive training in the required responsibilities. Faculty are also mentored in professional development and promotion requirements. This non-tenured faculty position reports to the Head of Education and Research Services and works in a team-oriented environment. Some travel is required (10%).
The successful candidate will be provided training needed in expert literature searching, reference interviews, research collaborations, and instructional methods for teaching biomedical information resources. This faculty member will be mentored in professional development including learning about professional organizations, continuing education opportunities, publishing, research, and promotion requirements. New graduates or those obtaining the required master’s degree by December 2020 are welcome to apply.
ERS faculty enjoy the variety of opportunities that arise from working in a diverse, vibrant academic environment and contributing to the mission of UAMS, which is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by:
Our department offers services in support of instructional, clinical, and research activities, such as literature searching, teaching about information resources and their use, rounding with clinicians, and designing community outreach programs. A primary goal of our work is to promote awareness of information resource services to UAMS faculty and staff, whether they are at the Little Rock campus or spread across the state at the UAMS Regional Centers or the Northwest Campus.
ERS faculty are engaged in a variety of professional activities, which include service to professional associations, contributions to the profession’s knowledge base through research, conference presentations, creation/teaching of continuing education courses or original publications. The pursuit of expertise and improvement of professional skills are encouraged for all ERS faculty.
INSTRUCTION / TEACHING
ERS FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES
ERS Librarians participate in Education, Outreach, Research, and Clinical Search Services and as Liaisons with responsibilities to:
Founded in 1879, UAMS is the largest academic health sciences center in Arkansas with a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.
The UAMS Library supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), a comprehensive medical center, and several institutes of excellence. The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens in Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through a nationally renowned network of Regional Center Libraries (formerly AHECs). This Library also serves as the only Resource Library in the state for the Network of the National Library of Medicine.
Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at http://www.littlerock.com/.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.