Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Information Literacy Librarian

(Recruitment Number 3910514)

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Information Literacy Librarian. The University Libraries seeks applicants who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and who seek to assume a leadership role in its First-Year Experience Program and a team-oriented, teaching library environment. The successful candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will teach credit-bearing courses on information literacy, coordinate curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction, and develop instruction programs. The successful candidate will serve as a subject matter liaison with responsibility for collection development and participate in the provision of research services to library users on-site and at a distance (some evening and/or weekend hours required). The successful applicant will demonstrate an interest in teaching, and a strong commitment to student learning and the application of technology in the effective design and delivery of instruction. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse environment will be a strong focus as the Washburn Libraries pursue their future in the 21st century learning environment.  


  • An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree
  • Experience or course work that demonstrate familiarity with ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education 


  • An additional Master’s degree in any subject
  • Experience demonstrated by course work or classroom experience in reference and library instruction or teaching experience
  • Experience designing and managing courses using course management systems
  • Experience with assessment of student learning 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter describing interest in the position including a vision for the future of Washburn University Libraries and a personal teaching philosophy, at least three letters of professional reference and copies of transcripts.  Review of applications begins May 15, 2014, and continues until position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE. 

Applications should be submitted to Jennifer Grauer, either by regular mail (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621) or electronically, preferably in PDF format with Information Literacy Librarian Search in subject line, at jennifer.grauer@washburn.edu.


To learn more about Washburn University visit http://www.washburn.edu/admin/vpaa/academicpositions.html or direct questions to Mr. Sean C. Bird, Associate Dean of University Libraries at sean.bird@washburn.edu