Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Teaching, Research, and Engagement, the Head of Teaching and Learning leads the library’s strategic efforts to contribute to student success through innovative instruction and faculty and staff partnerships that focus on learners as critical and creative thinkers and knowledge producers. This position collaboratively leads efforts to integrate and assess information literacy within the curriculum and to educate the campus on the value of information literacy initiatives.
Collaborate with librarians, faculty, and campus partners to build and integrate an information literacy program supporting high-impact learning practices.
Lead development and teaching of the university’s required one-credit, general education information literacy course (UCOR 100) and collaborate on the development of the interprofessional information literacy course for the health sciences (UCOR 103). Coordinate the scheduling of UCOR 100 and UCOR 103, and conduct the hiring process for adjunct instructors.
Investigate and synthesize emerging instructional practices and technologies into the university’s information literacy program.
Provide professional development and individual consultations to faculty to help them integrate information literacy into their instruction.
Lead information literacy assessment and program level evaluation; report results for the required information literacy courses to the Director of the Core Curriculum; implement improvements based on assessment data.
Supervise and mentor Teaching and Learning Department faculty librarian(s), interns, and field placements including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
Serve as faculty liaison for designated academic departments, providing subject reference, research consultations, instruction, and collections support.
Provide general research assistance through multiple modalities in accordance with the library’s mission and user service guidelines.
Serve the university, library, and profession through participation in committees at each level, including leadership of selected committees and task forces.
Participate in scholarly and professional activities including publication, grant writing, and presentation at regional, national, and international professional conferences that contribute to academic librarianship, information literacy instruction, and/or instructional technology.
M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent
Demonstrated experience coordinating/implementing an instruction program in an academic library
Minimum of two years’ experience supervising librarians, interns, staff, and/or field placement students in an academic library setting
Demonstrated proficiency teaching information literacy skills face-to-face and online
Experience with assessment of instructional programs and student learning outcomes
Evidence of excellent communication, teaching, writing, and analytical skills.
Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff
Demonstrated ability to respond to new opportunities with initiative, collaboration, and leadership
Ability to meet the criteria for the library’s promotion process at or above the level of Associate Librarian
Second master’s degree in Education or a related discipline; degree, certificate or coursework in instructional design
Five years of progressively responsible instruction experience in an academic library setting
Practical knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations
Demonstrated experience with technology and tools for research and teaching
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to http://apply.interfolio.com/55046. Screening of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.