Faculty Vacancies

Vacancy - Instructional Librarian

(Recruitment Number 3860313)

Washburn University invites applications for the position of Instructional Librarian. The University Libraries seek a creative and energetic librarian to assume a leadership role in its Information Literacy instruction, which is at the core of Washburn’s First-Year Experience program. The successful candidate will teach credit-bearing courses on information literacy, aid in the development of instruction programs, and the collection and analysis of data related to library instruction. The incumbent also serves as a subject liaison with responsibility for collection development and participates in the provision of research services to library users on-site and at a distance (some evening and/or weekend hours required). The design of online instruction, both web-based tutorials and content modules for delivery through the course management system, 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, with a demonstrated commitment to the library as a central institution within the life of the university
  • A demonstrated interest in teaching, and a strong commitment to student learning and the application of technology in the effective design and delivery of instruction
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards, and technologies in information literacy
  • A strong service orientation, with effective interpersonal, oral, written and online communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment
  • The necessary vision and leadership skills to position the Library to meet future needs


  • A Subject Master’s degree
  • Experience in reference and library instruction or teaching experience
  • Familiarity with course management systems
  • Experience with assessment of student learning

 This is an entry level position with a salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter describing interest in the position and a vision for the future of Washburn University Libraries, at least three letters of reference and copies of transcripts.  Review of applications begins April 10, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.  Employment at Washburn University may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.  Washburn University is an EOE.   http://www.washburn.edu.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Keith Rocci, Chair, Instructional Librarian Search Committee, either by regular mail (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621) or electronically, preferably in PDF format, at keith.rocci@washburn.edu

To learn more about Washburn University visit http://www.washburn.edu or direct questions to Assistant Dean of University Libraries, Mr. Sean bird at sean.bird@washburn.edu