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Candler at Emory University provides an uncommonly rewarding work environment. People are drawn to work here to enrich and change lives. They are attracted by the opportunity to participate in the community life of a top-ranked university. Emory ranks as the second-largest private employer in the metro Atlanta area. Candler students may seek internships and part-time jobs on campus with various departments and research projects.

Current Openings

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian - Pitts Theology Library

Description
Reporting to the Head of Cataloging, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be a key member of the Pitts Theology Library’s technical services team, contributing to the internal consistency and quality control of the data and metadata of the Library’s discovery systems and will support the discoverability and accessibility of the Library’s resources. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will work closely with the Acquisitions Specialist in overseeing the Library’s periodicals collection and with the Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian in supporting the operation of the Library catalog and managing the Library’s growing digital collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian may supervise student assistants. 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Original and complex cataloging of monographs, periodicals, and electronic resources
  • Evaluating catalog data for resource discovery
  • Authority work on controlled headings and vocabularies
  • Managing non-MARC metadata of digital resources in Library repositories
  • Keeping current with issues and trends in cataloging and metadata management
  • Serving on library and campus committees as appropriate
  • Participating in relevant professional and scholarly associations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in library and information studies or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and the structure of online catalogs
  • Experience with OCLC, MARC and LCSH
  • Familiarity with content standards (e.g. RDA, etc.) and metadata systems
  • Understanding of existing and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemas
  • Good organizational, time-management, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related discipline
  • Experience conducting academic research
  • Knowledge of standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes
  • Experience with ExLibris’s Alma
  • Familiarity with maintenance and support of digital collections
  • Proficiency in a language other than English 

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be hired at the rank “Librarian Specialist Assistant Rank” or “Librarian Specialist Associate Rank,” depending upon the candidate’s experience. Rank of Librarian Specialist is for professionals with appropriate service, professional development, and scholarly contributions. Generally responsible for a full range of library services to include subject specialty/curator, collection/digital archivist, expertise in preservation, research and reference, outreach and education, and technical services. Individual contributor to the collaborative work of the department and the library. Specialist may supervise students.

Additional Details

ABOUT PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY

Pitts Theology Library, one of the premier theological libraries in North America, is one of Emory University’s six instructional libraries. It holds a distinguished collection of theological materials in a beautiful new 60,000 square-foot facility. With active instructional and outreach programs and over 630,000 volumes, including over 145,000 volumes in its Special Collections, the library provides rich resources and services for the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the broader community. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. For first consideration, please submit materials by November 16, 2018.

Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/27953/job


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Assistant Professor in New Testament

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in New Testament beginning fall 2019. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 25, 2018.

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament studies and will hold a PhD in New Testament (or related discipline) by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.

With a teaching load of two courses per semester, the person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. The appointee will share responsibility for an introductory sequence on New Testament literature and interpretation and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community. 

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26138/job by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: New Testament Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, if sent in hard copy; if sent electronically, email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Kendall Soulen, Search Chair, at kendall.soulen@emory.edu.  

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Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

Description

Reporting to the Head of Research and Access Services, the Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator (RLOC) will be a key member of Pitts Theology Library’s reference and instruction team and will coordinate the library’s efforts to advertise and promote its collections and instructional offerings. As a member of the reference team, the RLOC will help lead orientation for all new students at the Candler School of Theology and other units at the University. The RLOC will also work with Emory faculty to develop and deliver library instruction and tutorials tailored to specific classes and supply ongoing research assistance to all patrons, including local and distance students. Depending on subject-matter expertise, the RLOC may also play a role in selection of materials for acquisition and collection development.

As the outreach coordinator, the RLOC will lead the library’s efforts to advertise its resources at Emory, in Atlanta, and to researchers around the world. This outreach work entails coordinating the library’s exhibitions program (http://exhibitions.pitts.emory.edu ), designing digital and print signage and promotional materials, managing the library’s social media accounts, and coordinating the work of library volunteers. The RLOC will also lead existing outreach programs at the library, such as the “Hands on History” high school program, and continue to develop other ways in which the library’s collections can have greater impact at Emory and beyond.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staffs the library reference desk for 10-15 hours per week
  • Teaches library workshops and conducts research consultations with patrons
  • Coordinates and leads the library’s volunteer and docent programs
  • Leads the library’s exhibition program
  • Participates in professional and scholarly associations relevant to reference and outreach in an academic library
  • Manages a budget for library volunteer and instructional programs
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to Pitts’ patron needs and maintains general knowledge of current trends in the relevant disciplines, higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate for service purposes

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related discipline
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with graphic design and design software
  • Experience with social media and software used in an academic library
  • Experience working with Biblical Greek and/or Hebrew
  • Understanding of current research practices in theology or religious studies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in theology, religious studies, or related discipline
  • Master’s degree in library and information studies (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education
  • Experience conducting advanced research in theology or religious studies
  • Demonstrated expertise with digital tools used in higher education
  • Language expertise, particularly Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Spanish

Rank of Assistant Librarian is for new professionals or early career with less than six (6) years of professional experience with appropriate service, professional development, and scholarly contributions. Generally responsible for a full range of library services to include subject specialty/curator, collection/digital archivist, expertise in preservation, research and reference, outreach and education, and technical services. Individual contributor to the collaborative work of the department and the library. Specialist may supervise students.

All interested candidates should submit online; a CV, cover letter and list of references to be considered.

Additional Details

ABOUT PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY

Pitts Theology Library, one of the premier theological libraries in North America, is one of Emory University’s six instructional libraries. It holds a distinguished collection of theological materials in a beautiful new 60,000 square-foot facility. With active instructional and outreach programs and over 630,000 volumes, including over 145,000 volumes in its Special Collections, the library provides rich resources and services for the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the broader community.

Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/25394/job


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Director of Public Theological Education

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for the founding director of a program that will expand theological education beyond the scope of the school’s traditional graduate and professional degrees. The successful candidate will be appointed to a non-tenure track faculty position with a renewable eleven-month contract, will report to Candler’s Dean, and will serve on the Dean’s Council. Both rank and field are open. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 1, 2018.

The landscape of theological education is rapidly shifting, in terms both of the modes of theological education and of the institutions delivering that education. The founding director will lead Candler’s initiatives in partnering with congregations, denominations, NGOs, and other institutions in order to make excellent theological education available to the increasing number of people pursuing theological education outside of traditional degree structures. To this end, the director will develop creative church-based initiatives in partnership with pastors and other religious leaders, and identify new opportunities for theological education in emerging contexts. The director will work with Candler’s media and technology teams to publicize these offerings and develop the best platforms for them. The successful candidate will have a vision for the contributions a university-based school of theology can make to theological education that directly serves both the church and the wider society. The successful candidate will be capable of working effectively with diverse partners in academic institutions, churches, and other organizations, and will have demonstrated abilities for starting and leading major initiatives.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Extending systematically and creatively the reach of Candler’s mission to non-degree seeking persons
  2. Serving the church and Christian communities, as well as seekers interested in Christian educational resources
  3. Building a long-range vision of public education inspired by Candler’s rich faculty resources
  4. Drawing on faculty and other resources at Emory to make faculty expertise more public  
  5. Recruiting and inspiring Candler faculty to participate in such programs
  6. Liaising with and inviting senior leaders in the church to be resources for Candler educational ventures 
  7. Bringing greater coherence and collaboration to the vast array of Candler’s public events, maximizing impact and audiences through close collaboration with the programs’ directors (i.e., Baptist Studies; Black Church Studies; Catholic Studies; Contextual Education; DMin degree program; Episcopal Studies; Laney Program in Moral Leadership; Methodist Studies; Religious Education; Women, Theology and Ministry; World Christianity; Religion and Health; and others)
  8. Coordinating existing programming with new programming
  9. Reaching new audiences with new media
  10. Teaching in numerous venues and formats as the program develops
  11. Exploring the possibility of offering certificate programs
  12. Exploring post-professional models of theological education
  13. Helping to brand Candler’s work in this arena
  14. Writing and seeking grants to support the program
  15. Establishing a sustainable business plan to support the position and programming
  16. Administering a budget to support the program
  17. Supervising a part-time staff person who supports the program
  18. Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate for the position will:

  1. Have a vision for the future of Christian communities and the role and purpose of education in them
  2. Combine intellectual depth with capacity to communicate with lay audiences
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship appropriate to the candidate’s field
  4. Be deeply immersed in the creative use of digital pedagogy
  5. Have demonstrated the ability to start and lead significant new initiatives
  6. Hold a doctorate (PhD or equivalent preferred)

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. At later stages in the review process applicants may be asked to provide a sample of their work in digital media (e.g, podcast, videography, or web-based instruction).

Candidates should apply online at: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/25383/job by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Public Theological Education, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, if sent in hard copy; if sent electronically, email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Anthony Briggman, Search Chair, at anthony.a.briggman@emory.edu.

The committee will begin reviewing applications in early October with an anticipated, though flexible, start date of January 2, 2019.

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Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian

Description
Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, Exhibitions, and Engagement, the Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian (SDSL) is the primary technical lead on the Pitts Theology Library staff. The SDSL is responsible for developing and maintaining library software systems, which currently include the OpenRoom room booking tool, the library entrance web application, the Digital Image Archive (http://pitts.emory.edu/dia), digital signage, the library website, and digital companions to the library’s exhibitions program including the exhibitions website (http://exhibitions.pitts.emory.edu). The SDSL also coordinates library assessment at Pitts, including the gathering, visualizing, and reporting of library use data. The SDSL serves as the primary liaison with counterparts at other Emory libraries and at Emory Library and Information Technology Services (LITS), with regard to shared software systems, such as the library services platform (ExLibris’s Alma). The SDSL serves as the coordinator of all digital projects born at the library, in coordination with other relevant units at the University, notably the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. The SDSL will work with faculty at Candler School of Theology and Emory University to advance digital scholarship in theology and religion. The SDSL will also serve as part of the library’s reference team and provide reference services, serving as the coordinator of all instruction in digital humanities work in theology for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. This coordination may include teaching workshops and courses in the School of Theology and maintaining a research agenda on the impact of digital tools on library collections and academic research.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Participates in professional and scholarly associations relevant to software development and digital engagement in an academic library
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge on trends and developments in the digital humanities and scholarly communications
  • Maintains a publication record focused on digital humanities and the impact of technology on academic libraries
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate for service purposes
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in an academic library or similar environment
  • Experience developing software for academic purposes, particularly with tools such as Python, Ruby/Rails, HTML/CSS, web service APIs, SQL databases
  • Experience with design and brand strategy, particularly in the web environment
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and experience with library software systems, particularly library service platforms and discovery layers
  • Understanding of current research practices in theology or religious studies
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to patron service
  • Interest in teaching digital methods and tools to students and faculty
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD (or equivalent) in theology, religious studies, or related field
  • Demonstrated project management skills on technical projects in an academic context
  • Experience with digital scholarship methods, such as text mining tools and topic modeling
  • Knowledge of and experience with digitization and metadata best practices
  • Demonstrated experience with ExLibris’s Alma
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching in higher education and working with University faculty
  • Experience conducting advanced research in theology or religious studies
  • Academic publication record focused on digital humanities
Rank of Assistant Librarian is for new professionals or early career with less than six (6) years of professional experience with appropriate service, professional development, and scholarly contributions. Generally responsible for a full range of library services to include subject specialty/curator, collection/digital archivist, expertise in preservation, research and reference, outreach and education, and technical services. Individual contributor to the collaborative work of the department and the library. Specialist may supervise students.

Additional Details
ABOUT PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY
Pitts Theology Library, one of the premier theological libraries in North America, is one of Emory University’s six instructional libraries. It holds a distinguished collection of theological materials in a beautiful new 60,000 square-foot facility. With active instructional and outreach programs and over 630,000 volumes, including over 145,000 volumes in its Special Collections, the library provides rich resources and services for the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the broader community.

If interested, learn more and apply at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/23297/job 


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