Assistant Professor of Library Media, Open Access Initiative Librarian

Southern Utah University’s Sherratt Library invites applications from individuals with vision, creativity, energy, and initiative for a position driving the University’s open textbook initiative.  Works with faculty and departments adopting open textbooks. Reviews syllabi and assignments, tracks adoptions, effect on student learning, and fiscal savings for students. Teaching opportunity as well.

SUU is a comprehensive regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. The accredited, state-supported institution of nearly 9,000 students is located in Cedar City, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, forestsand wilderness areas. SUU is 40 minutes from both skiing and year-round golfing, 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas, and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Full Time, 10.5 month, four-year term, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS; knowledge of production processes for scholarly print and electronics resources. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an academic environment; ability to work successfully with a wide variety of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and administration; evidence of ability to work independently and collegially; organizational, written, and oral-communication skills; commitment to effective service for both internal and external clients. Preferred: Experience with institutional repository software, policies, management; experience with small presses, production management, peer-review processes; working knowledge of copyright law, Creative Commons licensing; OER policies and management; information technology-related certifications or second advanced degree in a computer technology-related field; experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face); experience in academic public-service librarianship.

First considerations begin April 3, 2017. Desired starting date: July 1, 2017. Complete job description and application online at or use the direct link at