Academic Librarian and Visiting Instructor (Reference and Instruction) – Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, Gustavus Adolphus

Academic Librarian and Visiting Instructor (Reference and Instruction)
Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

Openings: 1

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Academic Librarian at the Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor rank in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library to begin September 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019. This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position.

Major/Essential Functions: Primary teaching responsibilities will include participating in a supportive, collegial management structure to provide quality instruction to undergraduates. Teaching in the library occurs in the form of reference, instruction, and collection development. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to undertake additional projects related to teaching and learning in the library.

Application and Institution Information: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The application materials that must be uploaded include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references. At least one of the references must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness.

For more details, visit the College’s website at or contact Professor Julie Gilbert at For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, March 23, 2018. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS. The successful candidate will have demonstrated interest or experience working in an academic library, including reference, instruction, and collection development. Candidates will also have knowledge of trends affecting academic libraries. As we are a teaching library, candidates must have demonstrated interest in instruction, especially for undergraduates. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications: The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. A second master’s degree is not required for the position, but will be required for the Visiting Assistant Professor rank.

Julie Gilbert | | 507-933-7552

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