|University of Toronto Libraries|
|Physics and Astronomy Librarian (Librarian I or II)|
|Full Time (Permanent)|
|Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Job Start Date (Expected):|
POSITION: Physics and Astronomy Librarian (Librarian I or II)
DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Libraries, Department of Physics, David A. Dunlap; Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
DATE REQUIRED: November 1, 2021
Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada’s top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.
About the University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top ten among academic research libraries in North America. The system consists of 42 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of over 300 graduate programs, more than 70 professional programs, and about 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 15 million volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 31,000 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 500 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.
About the Department of Physics:
The Department of Physics is a large research and teaching intensive department within the Faculty of Arts and Science. The Department offers undergraduate Specialist, Major and Minor programs, and a tri-campus graduate program with MSc and PhD degrees. Research spans a broad range of fields, including biological physics; condensed matter physics; Earth, atmospheric, and planetary physics; high energy and particle physics; and quantum optics. The Physics Library enhances both the teaching and research missions of the Department and is currently being renovated to create a modern Collaborative Research and Learning Centre.
About the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics:
The David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has a storied history stretching back for over a century. It is among the top astronomy departments in North America, as measured by citations, external funding, and national and international awards. The Department works in close partnership with the Dunlap Institute for Astrophysics, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics to offer Specialist and Major programs in astrophysics, with research in all areas of observational and theoretical astrophysics, as well as scientific instrumentation development.
The University of Toronto seeks an adaptable, forward-thinking librarian with a strong service orientation to join both Departments as the Physics and Astronomy Librarian. This will be a joint appointment between the Department of Physics (51%) and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (49%). The Departments of Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics are planning to merge their libraries and house them both in the renovated Collaborative Research and Learning Centre. This position will be located in that space and will support both Departments.
The successful candidate will:
Salary and Terms of Appointment: This is a permanent status stream position.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
Benefits: We offer generous benefits packages to all employees. Additional information is available at: https://hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/benefits/
Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
How to Apply
Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname,FirstName. RCLCCCollections] to Library Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; by September 15, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
|How to Apply Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname,FirstName. PHYSICS&ASTRONOMY] to Library Human Resources at email@example.com; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; by September 15, 2021. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.|
|Any other important information?|
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.