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OSU seeks Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: Ohio, United States
    Position: Librarian

    Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian

    The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian to join an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative Teaching and Learning Department that emphasizes undergraduate student success and supports evidence-based instructor development. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will serve as the lead for instructor development programming related to teaching and learning for instructors within University Libraries and across the University in partnership with President Drake’s new initiative, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners. The successful candidate, in collaboration with departmental colleagues, will design, deliver, and evaluate credit-bearing courses offered through the Libraries, paying particular attention to outcomes from the General Education Review process now unfolding at the University and will help to promote the integration and assessment of information literacy across the University. The candidate will work collaboratively with key stakeholders in units across the University, including the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, and others. This position is situated within the Libraries’ Research and Education division and reports to the Head of Teaching and Learning.

    • Develop and deliver faculty programming in partnership with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners.
    • Work closely with the Head of Teaching and Learning and others to develop and implement a programmatic approach to information literacy instruction including reviewing the credit-bearing courses offered by the University Libraries.
    ○ Serve as the primary lead in designing, delivering, and evaluating the University Libraries’ credit-bearing courses.
    ○ Consult with colleagues across the Libraries, including subject librarians, area studies librarians, and special collections curators, in designing and delivering high-quality face-to-face and online instruction.
    ○ Assist with the delivery of the Libraries’ general instruction initiatives targeting undergraduate students, such as the First Year Success Series workshops.
    • Maintain expertise and remain current on topics including information literacy, instructional design, learning theories, information literacy, and learning technologies.
    • Participate in projects of the Teaching and Learning department.
    • Serve on library-wide committees and teams and participate in the faculty life of the Libraries and the campus.

    Required Qualifications:
    • An ALA-accredited master’s degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis; or a relevant terminal degree completed by the time of appointment.
    • Experience in developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and online environments.
    • Evidence of effective outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholder groups.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
    • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • A degree, certificate, or coursework in instructional design, instructional technologies, educational psychology, or related field.
    • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.

    Discover Ohio State:
    The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus is the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. The University’s main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

    The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. They offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about OSU’s strategic directions.

    Libraries’ greatest resource is their faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

    OSU provides convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – accessible from your home or office, inside one of their welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Their facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.

    As a global leader, The Ohio State University and the Libraries are actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance their ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at

    This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

    All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie at Please include Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian in the subject field.

    The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

    Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie at Please include Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian in the subject field.

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