Faculty Position: Instruction & First Year Experience Librarian

Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Libraries and Learning Technologies invite applications for a fixed term (2 years renewable contract) at the Instructor level beginning in Fall 2017. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team to teach and assess on a variety of levels: the LALT 101 (a mandatory course for freshmen), subject specific one-shots, graduate seminars and orientations, as well as other areas. He/she will contribute to FYE-related initiatives in order to enhance the Library's presence at the Freshman level. He/she will participate as a member of the Reference Team through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other areas of responsibility include collection development, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and working on a variety of other projects.


The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent, excellent oral and written skills in English, skilled in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality reference service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users.

Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. The position will remain open until filled. For a detailed job description, please visit: http://schools.aucegypt.edu/library/about/Pages/Employment.aspx

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current resume or CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to lltjob@aucegypt.edu.

For more information, e-mail Ms. Sahar Sobeih, Assistant Dean, (sahar_s@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department's website at http://schools.aucegypt.edu/library/Pages/default.aspx