DATE ENTERED: May 15, 2023
POSITION: Assistant Professor, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian
LOCATION: Marymount University, Arlington, VA
APPLY BY:  No date specified

Assistant Professor, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2023.  As the Instruction Team Coordinator, this position provides leadership and planning for the Team; serves as a resource person in the areas of learning and teaching, pedagogical techniques, and technology; and supports the continuous improvement of instructional programs and practices within L&LS.  Responsible for designing, coordinating, and assessing the digital learning objects (DLOs) created by L&LS, this position ensures that all DLOs utilize universal design for learning principles.

L&LS supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by building a collection that supports the curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.  L&LS is committed to providing its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all.  The collections reflect and serve our diverse community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.  Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is ranked nationally at #23 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #20 for Most International Students by U.S. News & World Report. Marymount is Virginia’s only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

The position holds a renewable 12-month contract, as a non-tenure-track faculty with rank, and may have flexibility for some hybrid work.  The starting salary for the position is $77,500 annually plus benefits.

Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount's job portal. 


  • As the Instruction Team Coordinator, provides leadership and planning for the Team functions.  The Team Coordinator, in collaboration with the A&E Department Head, facilitates, coordinates, and evaluates Team services, projects, programs, and procedures.  The Instruction Team Coordinator is also responsible for:
    • Serving as a resource person in the areas of learning and teaching, pedagogical techniques, and technology as it relates to library instruction and information literacy.
    • Supporting the continuous improvement of instructional programs and practices within L&LS.
    • Training librarians in Marymount University instruction practices.
  • In partnership and consultation with other faculty librarians, coordinates the design, maintenance, and assessment of DLOs including, but not limited to, videos, tutorials, and Springshare LibGuides.
  • Serves as a resource for librarians in the development of effective online pedagogy, in compliance with established accessibility guidelines and higher education standards. 
  • Ensures all DLOs are developed using pedagogically sound techniques that develop students’ knowledge and expertise of library resources and that enhance students’ research experiences.
  • Continuously explores new technologies, stays abreast of trends and professional development opportunities to support online learning.
  • Manages library services content management platforms, such as Springshare.
  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other DLOs in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects. 
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.


  • Education: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank.
  • Experience: At least three years of relevant library work experience required. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills.  Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database searching required.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

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