Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Instructional Librarian

Recruitment Number 90180814

Washburn University invites applications for two Instructional Librarian positions. 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, emphasizing the transition of students into Washburn University. A successful candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will teach credit-bearing courses on information literacy, coordinate curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction, develop instruction programs, and provide reference service to patrons at the desk and as point-of-need reference. Successful candidates 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 applicants will demonstrate an interest in teaching and reference service as well as 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 master degree in Library or Information Science
  • 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/library instruction and teaching
  • 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, contact information for three professional references and copies of transcripts.  Review of applications begins October 17, 2014, and continues until position is filled. Successful candidates will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE.

Applications should be submitted to Ms. Ginger Webber at ginger.webber@washburn.edu either by regular mail (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621) or electronically, preferably in PDF format with Instructional Librarian Search in subject line.

To learn more about Washburn University visit http://www.washburn.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/faculty-vacancies.html or direct questions to Mr. Sean Stacey at sean.stacey@washburn.edu .