Dec 16

Position Description

Summary: The Director of the Library provides a vision for the library in the creation, preservation, and delivery of information to students, faculty, staff and community patrons in an evolving teaching and learning environment. The Director is committed to expanding the library’s access to current and new information technologies. This position reports to the Interim Provost and supervises a team of faculty librarians and paraprofessionals.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility, including budget management
  • Ability to produce and communicate using diverse reports on all aspects of the library
  • Create, review and update internal library policies

Qualifications: Candidates must have a master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 -5 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an academic environment. As a hands-on director, the director must be able to cover the Circulation Desk, provide reference services and help patrons with information technology and computer applications as needed.

Preferred qualifications: Additional or advanced degree
Additional Requirements include:

  • A record of professional accomplishment through research, publication, service, and leadership
  • Significant knowledge of library operations, especially current library practices, trends, and technologies
  • Demonstrated competencies in information literacy and library instruction
  • Experience with resource sharing and library and community partnerships
  • Knowledge of and experience with assessment of library services
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cultural competency and commitment to diversity
  • Proven abilities as a leader and manager
  • Willingness to be a working director and to perform any job that needs doing, including working at the circulation desk, or reference desk, bibliographic instruction and informational literacy instruction

Essential Functions:

  • Formulates and recommends policy relating to the development and operation of the Library
  • Directs all activities pertaining to the library including the supervision, training and evaluation of all Library employees


  • Oversees the maintenance of library records and inventory
  • Oversees the acquisition, distribution, maintenance, and evaluation of print and non-print materials
  • Works closely with Librarians and faculty on the selection and development of instruction materials
  • Ensures compliance with all licensing and copyright laws and regulations
  • Oversees the development and provision of resources to support the College’s distance learning programs
  • Oversees the periodic assessment of library collections and the collection development, policy, taking into consideration new and expanding programs
  • Remains current in his/her knowledge of procedures and practices pertaining to the Library
  • Supervises the maintenance of the library’s web page as well as all other forms of Library promotional material
  • Fosters an environment of teamwork and personal interaction among library employees

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016

The Nancy A. McDonough Geschke Library: A 5 floor facility which includes a research and technology commons with 50 computer workstations supported by 2 help desks; there are 2 computer classrooms located on the ground floor as well as a collaboration center and digital maker space; the Library is a member of the Detroit Area Library Network and the Midwestern Collaborative Library Services organization. In addition to traditional print, the library provides extensive electronic resources through the library maintained website, http://research.marygrove.edu/

Marygrove College: Located in Detroit, the college offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in both on-campus and online formats with a special emphasis on Urban Leadership. Because Marygrove College strives to maintain a staff that reflects its diverse student body, we encourage applications from members of communities traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Oct 16

The ReBUILDetroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, seeks graduate students with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. The Graduate Learning Community Advisors (GLCAs) will work closely with faculty preceptors at one of the ReBUILDetroit campuses to design, implement and deliver a common curriculum in introductory courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model. For more information, see rebuildetroit.org.

The position will be a commitment of approximately 20 hours of orientation in December 2016, and 8-10 hours per week from January through May, 2017. GLCAs will receive a stipend in the amount of $2500.

The structure of the experience will include:

  • Working at one of the partner campuses where you will collaborate with the faculty of a specific RCN course/lab. This includes engaging and contributing actively in the course design, delivery and assessment of student learning, in addition to attending each class/laboratory session.
  • Participating in peer-facilitated weekly discussions of teaching and learning related to your discipline-specific RCN.
  • Participating in monthly peer-led discussions of literature from the educational research that underlies course-based undergraduate research and evidence-based instructional practices across all three RCN disciplines.
  • Participating in periodic ReBUILDetroit consortium events, including professional development workshops and Learning Community gatherings.
  • Documenting your experience through a reflective journal and Individualized Development Plan (IDP) and/or teaching portfolio.
  • Participating in evaluation activities to measure your growth and development, and obtain feedback on the design and implementation of the RCN courses.

The ReBUILDetroit Program GLCA positions are open to graduate students with an interest in undergraduate STEM education. Eligibility is not restricted to students in biomedical programs, but they should have knowledge/experience in the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models:

  • Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Biology: genomics, bioinformatics
  • Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities

Application Process:
*Note: Wayne State University (WSU) graduate students applying through the BEST Program must complete the “BEST Program Phase III Career Exploration in Teaching” Application Form at https://wayne.edu/gradschool/best/program-components/

If you are not applying through the WSU-BEST program, complete applications must include the following items:

  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. An unofficial transcript of doctoral coursework
  3. A statement of interest in exploring undergraduate teaching, including any prior teaching experience, and how this opportunity fits into your long term career goals.
  4. A letter of recommendation from your doctoral research advisor.

Please compile items 1-3 into one PDF file and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading “GLCA” and the appropriate discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Health Disparities)
Letters of recommendation/support may be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Review of applications will begin immediately and finalist interviews will occur the week of November 14, 2016.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the ReBUILDetroit Professional Development seminar:

Bringing (Genomics) Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016          Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
Location: Wayne State University (4th Floor Shapero Hall)
Description: Science students learn best when we can engage them in doing science. To reach all of our students, this means incorporating research into our regular, academic year curriculum, designing projects that work well for a group. The challenges and rewards will be discussed in general, drawing on the NAS Convocation Report, and in specific, using the Genomics Education Partnership as an example.

Oct 16

Marygrove College invites applications for the Tuxedo Project Residential Fellow, a visiting open-rank professorship in English starting August 2017. The position is supported by a Knight Foundation grant, awarded over two years, which enables the college to transform the childhood home of Detroit Free Press editor Stephen Henderson, into a writer's residence and literary center. The fellow will reside in the renovated house, a duplex with private space for the residence along with communal space for the literary center. The candidate’s expertise should bridge neighborhood ethnography, documentary work, and more traditional academic discourse; s/he will need to feel as comfortable in the community center as in the classroom. We welcome a range of disciplinary specialties, including arts practitioners. The cover letter should address your vision for the literary center and your professional qualifications. Master’s degree required; Ph.D preferred; 6 credit hour per term load.  We seek an energetic teacher, active scholar, and dependable colleague committed to the College’s urban leadership mission. Because Marygrove College strives to maintain a faculty that reflects its diverse student body, we encourage applications from members of communities traditionally underrepresented in college faculties. Submit application letter, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/38488. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2016. Initial interviews conducted via Skype. Direct further inquiries to Darcy Brandel, Chair, English and Modern Languages at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oct 16

Marygrove College is seeking an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics (Art 187, 287, 387, 487)

The Department of Art seeks an energetic and innovative educator/scholar with demonstrated knowledge in Ceramic studio practices (handbuilding and wheel) and history to begin January 18, 2017.

Qualified candidates must bring a contemporary perspective to ceramics and the teaching of ceramics; both functional and sculptural forms. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and professional experience with an emphasis on teaching both core and advanced classes. The successful candidate is expected to teach 1-2 courses per semester (undergraduate general education through advanced stacked courses.

Required Qualifications:
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree or equivalent.
Experience in administering ceramics studio.
Preferred Qualifications
- Evidence of successful college level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantship
- Demonstrated evidence of professional accomplishment.
- Thorough knowledge of contemporary issues related to emerging artistic genres and their relationship to ceramics and mixed media.

Deadline for applications: ASAP. Submit:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for three references.
  4. A portfolio including 20 images (with descriptions) of own work and 20 images of student work. Please save as pdf files. As an alternative to attaching, you may provide a website URL.
  5. A statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, and research/professional accomplishments and goals.

Submit to: Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line “ceramics position” or send hard copies to Art Ceramics Search Committee, Department of Art, Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI  48221.  Position contingent on budget availability.

Deadline for Applications: November 9. Hiring for this position is dependent on budgetary approval.
Contact: Mary Lou Greene, Department Chair

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