Assessment and Special Projects Librarian & Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor

Westerville, Ohio
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assessment and Special Projects Librarian & Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, Non-Tenure Track. Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites immediate applications for an Assessment and Special Projects Librarian & Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor, with the appointment beginning August 2017. 

Responsibilities:  The Assessment & Special Projects Librarian will comply with the faculty manual and the measurement of faculty evaluation, including; teaching, scholarship, professional development and service to students, department, university, profession and community.  Reporting to the Director, he/she will be a leader in developing and coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive and strategic assessment program within the Courtright Memorial Library.  This position will also project manage special projects as assigned.  This position will also serve as library liaison to assigned departments, participate in information literacy instruction, and assist with reference services during scheduled and on-call hours, including weekends and evenings.  Faculty members are expected to be involved in professional, campus and community activities for the purposes of self-development and service.

Qualifications:  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school required for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  Candidates seeking terminal degree (MLS/MLIS) will be considered at the rank of Instructor.  Candidates are required to have experience in: project management, assessment and statistical tools and practices, interpreting data and delivering analysis, and work weekend and evening reference shifts as needed.

Application: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) current letters of reference to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Email submissions:  For full consideration, applications should be received by June 30, 2017.  Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned.  To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, visit us at

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