Adjunct Research & Instruction Librarian

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University of Scranton
Adjunct Research & Instruction Librarian

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Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
[email protected]
(570) 941-6645

University Mission
All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

Diversity & Inclusion


Job Purpose:
The Research & Instruction Librarian, Part-time, is a member of the Library's Research & Scholarly Services department. This position provides research instruction and support as well as scholarly services, such as assistance with technology, academic integrity, and intellectual property. Also, depending on need, this position may provide information literacy instruction in a classroom setting and have collection development responsibilities. Other library duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:
- Provides research services, such as teaching effective research skills and providing research instruction and support, both in-person and online - Instructs users, individually and in groups, guided by the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - In the absence of full-time librarians, oversees and is responsible for maintaining library services and library policies - Maintains the operations of the Research & Scholarly Services department and the library as a whole, which includes but is not limited to, maintaining the proper operation of equipment, informally supervising student workers, and following library policies.

Additional Skills Required:
- Experience conducting effective research strategies - Ability to work collaboratively with others as well as the ability to independently manage and complete projects - Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion - Good communication skills, including the ability to instruct students individually and in groups - Ability to deal well with the public

Minimum Education Requirements:
A Master’s degree is required with ALA accreditation preferred.

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:
Library experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Full Time/Part Time:

Annual Schedule:

Part Time/Adjunct Faculty

Non-Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete applications are to include a cover letter and CV. This is a pooled position from which Adjuncts/Affiliates will be hired. This pooled position will serve as an electronic file and replace receiving paper CVs. As openings occur, we will draw candidates from this pool until May 2021. Applicants not selected for current academic year will need to re-apply on or after June 1, 2021 to remain in consideration for the next academic year.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/19/2021
Application Due: 1/19/2033
Work Type: Part Time