Instruction Design Librarian
University of Nevada Las Vegas 17 reviews - Las Vegas, NV

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Instruction Design Librarian.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This position is located within the Libraries' Division of Research and Education. In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values, the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through:
  • · instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools
  • · partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum
  • · provision of targeted information resources
  • · expert, point-of-need research assistance, an
  • · a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.
N Reporting to the Head of Educational Initiatives, an Instruction Design Librarian with expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment is needed to support information literacy instruction. Responsibilities include: leading the design of pedagogically rich experiences to enhance critical thinking and information literacy learning; collaborating with liaison librarians to create effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies; and developing workshops for library and academic faculty to improve instructional effectiveness and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others, engage in scholarly activities, and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with professional initiative and will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, inclusive environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

S Required: A master's degree in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association. Teaching or instruction design experience in higher education, library, or secondary education setting. Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy theory, practice, and assessment techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design. Demonstrated experience with facilitation and/or building consensus among diverse academic groups. Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated success in a collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to work with multiple constituencies, manage time and multiple projects simultaneously, set and accomplish goals, meet deadlines.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience with design and delivery of professional development workshops for librarians and faculty. Demonstrated experience with project management. Experience with online learning management systems used in higher education (Blackboard, WebCT, etc.); content management systems, e.g. Drupal, LibGuides, etc.

E This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to an Assistant Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

S Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin March 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Instruction Design Librarian Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or

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