Faculty position: Reference/Instruction Librarian

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Faculty position: Reference/Instruction Librarian

Ref. No.: LLT-2019-2020

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 position 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.

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 will include working with fellow RIS librarians in the development and delivery 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. We are ultimately looking for a flexible and enthusiastic academic librarian: someone to work alongside us in support of student learning from the freshmen year to the graduate level.


  • Participate in the collaborative development and delivery of AUC's required course in information literacy, LALT 1020
  • Offer support of First Year Experience and/or Graduate Service programs
  • 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



  • 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 support student learning across the curriculum, from the Freshman Year Program to the Graduate Level
  • 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.


  • A second Master's degree
  • Applications from recent graduates strongly encouraged

Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. Review of Applications will begin June 15, 2019.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents through the online system:
a) a current CV b) a letter of interest.

Applicants must also completed Personnel Information Form and at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to [email protected].

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

URL: https://www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs/faculty-vacancies

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

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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 11/18/2019
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