Faculty position: Instruction/Reference Librarian (effective ASAP)

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Faculty position: Instruction/Reference Librarian (effective ASAP)

Ref. No.: LLT-2018/2019

About The American University in Cairo:

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, 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. 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.

Come join our team in the exciting city of Cairo! Under the direction of the Head of RIS, the Instruction/Reference Librarian will participate in collaborative library services that facilitate and encourage research and learning at the university. Major job duties include working with fellow RIS librarians in the development and teaching of an undergraduate course in information literacy, an essential part of AUC's Core Curriculum; teaching "one-shot" library instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate courses; providing research services to students and faculty; and offering liaison and collection development services to targeted academic departments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the collaborative development and delivery of AUC's required course in information literacy, LALT 1020
  • Teach library instruction for subject-specific courses
  • Provide face-to-face research support and virtual chat help
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of subject- and course-specific guides (LibGuides) in support of research and learning across the curriculum
  • Carry out outreach with select academic departments
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment of library collections in assigned subject areas
  • Weekly Help Desk hours (including some evenings)
  • Perform other duties as agreed upon or assigned


Requirements:

  • A graduate degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Understanding of best practices in library instruction at the university-level
  • Patience, enthusiasm and a strong student-centered attitude
  • Ability to contribute library support across the curriculum (including STEM)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, and to excel both independently and as part of a tight-knit team
  • Cultural sensitivity/ability to thrive in a culturally diverse environment

Desirable:

  • A second Masters degree
  • Applications from recent graduates strongly encouraged


Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. Application review will begin immediately.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents through the online system:
a) a current CV and b) a letter of interest. Applicants must also complete a Personnel Information Form


Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).

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




To apply, please visit: http://www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs







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Posted: 9/21/2018
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