Category Archives: Job Postings

Join the ACYIG Team as Convenor-Elect

We are looking to fill a new ACYIG board member position-Convenor Elect. The Convenor-Elects responsibilities are to attend board and business meetings for a year, shadow the convenor, and help the convenor with tasks as needed. After that year, the convenor-elect will transition to a two-year term as convenor. The Convenor Elect position will begin on July 1, 2020.
If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your CV as well as one to two paragraphs to Elise Berman ([email protected]) stating why you would like to become convenor-elect and what you think you can bring to the position. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you.
If you have any questions about ACYIG committee member duties or the open appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions.

Full-time, Tenure-track Special Collections Librarian, Arne Nixon Center at CSU, Fresno

California State University, Fresno
Henry Madden Library
Assistant/Associate Librarian
Anticipated starting salary: $86,000 annually

The Henry Madden Library seeks a highly motivated, creative and forward-thinking Special Collections Librarian for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, who will curate the collection and bring it to its full potential as a research collection. This is a full-time, tenure-track librarian faculty position. The successful candidate will collaborate with teaching faculty from multiple disciplines (for example, Art and Design, Art history, English, Creative Writing, and History) to develop high-impact classroom practices and library instruction sessions that advance the University’s goal of excellence in teaching, learning and innovation. Experience with applications to textual analysis, creative writing, illustration, and the history of children’s literature (especially as it relates to racial and ethnic diversity, foreign language materials, LGBTQ+ issues and social justice) is highly desirable. The ANC Librarian serves as an ambassador from the Library to the University and the larger community, finding a balance between the academic purpose of the ANC while using its collections and programs to build relationships in the community to support and expand the Center. The ANC Librarian is an active participant in the shared governance of the library and in the academic life of campus. The successful candidate will be a fully integrated member of the library faculty and will be expected to meet all of the requirements for retention, tenure and promotion, including service to the campus and the community. Tenure-track librarians receive an official probationary plan, mentoring and funding. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Qualifications:
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
1. An earned M.I.L.S (or equivalent) from an American Library Association-accredited institution or program recognized by the American Library Association as an international equivalent.

Required Experience

  1. Three to five years professional experience as a special collections librarian.
  2. Minimum of one year of professional experience providing research, reference and instruction support in an academic or research environment.
  3. Minimum of one year of professional experience managing the daily activities of a unit or department.
  4. Minimum of two years of successful supervisory experience.
  5. Demonstrated curatorial, organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in cooperation with faculty, staff, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds regardless of age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or disabilities.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience

  1. Demonstrated understanding of children’s literature research and research trends in the field.
  2. Demonstrated facility and successful experience with current and emerging technology as it applies to collection management, outreach, and instruction.
  3. Experience creating or maintaining a collection development policy for a multifaceted collection.
  4. Experience working with digital collections.
  5. Experience with overseeing, planning and preparing department or collection budgets.
  6. Experience in developing working partnerships with diverse academic departments and campus units and organizations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to build community relationships and increase support for the Center.
  8. Experience with planning, organizing and executing successful events.
  9. Experience designing and setting up exhibits.
  10. Experience with grants and private fundraising.
  11. Experience with working with an advisory board or friends group.
  12. Experience with copyright issues and advanced research assistance.
  13. Excellent presentation skills.
  14. Experience with assessment tools and methods.
  15. Foreign language ability.

Application Procedures
For best consideration, apply by May 25, 2020.  This position vacancy remains open until filled.  Apply online at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing all elements of required experience. Please also address any of the preferred qualifications you may have.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references
  4. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  5. Philosophy on community engagement and donor relations.
  6. List of past publications or professional creative activities or a statement of research interests and potential publications, projects or presentations.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.

  1. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date.)
  2. Official transcripts.

Committee Information
Search Chair: Tammy Lau
Henry Madden Library
Email: [email protected]

For full job vacancy announcement, please visit:  https://careers.fresnostate.edu/en-us/job/496720/special-collections-librarian-for-the-arne-nixon-center

Join the ACYIG Team as a Communications Committee Member

Starting January 2020 we are looking for the follow Communications Committee Member:

Webmaster – Maintains ACYIG’s website, including updated links, announcements, blogs and resources. Makes suggestions and implement functionality of the website that supports the continued online presence and growth of ACYIG. Knowledge of WordPress and coding a plus, but not required. Participation in quarterly Communications’ Team meetings is required.

If you would like to be considered for the position above, please email one to two paragraphs to Dori Beeler at [email protected] by September 30, 2019 stating why you would like to become an ACYIG sub-committee member and what you feel you can bring to the position. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you, and clearly list the position for which you are applying.

The ACYIG Board will make decisions by October 7, and notify you soon after. Duties as an ACYIG Board Member or a sub-committee member will begin January 1, 2020 giving time for a handover with the current webmaster.

If you have any questions about ACYIG committee member duties or the open appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions.

Postdoc opportunity on Youth Studies – University of Melbourne

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education has a postdoc opportunity on Youth Studies to work with Life Patterns team at the Youth Research Centre, in the University of Melbourne. I wonder if you could circulate this job opportunity in the ACYIG website. Many thanks. Below the two links to share:

Here is the job opp: http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/896745/postdoctoral-research-fellow

Here is some info about Life Patterns Project:https://education.unimelb.edu.au/yrc/projects/current/life_patterns#about

The 3-year postdoc also comes with research support of $50k for conference and research travel, research assistance.

CfA: Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for SRCD Federal Policy Fellowships for 2018-2019.

There are two types of federal fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices.  Continue reading CfA: Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships

Job Position — Bowdoin College, cultural anthropologist

Bowdoin College’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Anthropology at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2018. We seek a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on issues of indigeneity, sovereignty, the environment, and/or media in Native American or other indigenous communities. We are especially interested in candidates whose areas of geographic and topical specialization complement and broaden those now covered in the Department.

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Job Positions (2)—Department of Child and Youth studies at Brock University, Canada

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University is inviting applications for the following 2 positions:

Position 1: Welfare and Well-being of Children and Youth

The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University invites applications for a a probationary (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2017. The position is subject to budgetary approval. Continue reading Job Positions (2)—Department of Child and Youth studies at Brock University, Canada

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University

Job Description:
The Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) at Binghamton University seeks to fill a tenured position at the associate professor or tenure­ track position at the assistant professor level in human development to begin Fall 2017. We seek a scholar whose research interests are in the area of human rights as it pertains to communities that are marginalized or disenfranchised within the context of the US and/or internationally. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally and adopt a comparative perspective. Areas of interest could include: immigration and migration, law, political economy, the state, transnationalism, displacement, refugees, health and migration, disability studies, environment/sustainability, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, indigenous and/or Native American theory, and genocide/political violence. Continue reading Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Human Rights – Binghamton University