Earlham College Libraries seeks a collaborative and innovative candidate to serve as Instructional Technologies Librarian. This newly created position will join a small, cohesive team that is highly-integrated across the campus in promoting research in the curriculum and supporting the use of instructional technologies.
This position primarily supports residential undergraduate Earlham College students, but also several graduate students populations including the MAT/MEd programs and two seminaries (Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary). Undergraduate courses are primarily in-person, although with increased interest in flipped/hybrid content since COVID. Graduate courses are a mix of online (asynchronous and synchronous) and in-person.
This is a full-time, 12-month, 40 hours-per-week administrative faculty appointment. The annual compensation is $48,000 and includes a benefit package. Most work will be in-person during weekday office hours, with occasional evening or weekends, and opportunities for flexible working hours and some work-from-home.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Contribute to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Contributions may include work with the library’s LIFT program for first-generation college students, textbook affordability, assessment, collection development, or other actions that help the College move forward with its DEI goals.
- Provide support and training for the Moodle learning management system, Kaltura video platform, and other academic technologies in collaboration with an existing academic technology support team.
- Serve as a library liaison to academic departments within the humanities and social sciences. Conducts vigorous library outreach with campus faculty, students, and staff. Selects for, manages, and weeds the library collections.
- Demonstrate strong teaching skills, including the ability to develop instructional materials and present instruction to students and faculty, in individual classes and as part of a required course.
- Provide research consultations for students, faculty, staff, and other patrons.
- Collaborate with faculty one-on-one to match pedagogical goals with research and educational technology tools.
- Partner closely with colleagues in the Library, Information Technology Services, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other campus units.
Preferred Experience & Qualifications
- A Master’s degree in instructional design, library/information science, or relevant field is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience supporting learning management system(s) (e.g. Moodle, Canvas, etc.)
- Experience in higher education settings.
- Knowledge of best practices in the design of online, blended/hybrid, and/or traditional courses.
- Knowledge of new instructional technologies and trends in academic libraries.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing and demanding environment.
- Ability to communicate successfully with people from diverse backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement.
As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has responsibilities and privileges which include:
- Participation in the faculty governance process;
- Serving as academic advisor to first and second-year students;
- Serving on faculty committees;
- Eligible for professional development support and sabbatical leave;
- Eligible to join the campus chapter of the AAUP;
- Eligible to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus program based on qualifications and experience.
About Earlham Libraries
Earlham College Libraries continue a long legacy of noted excellence. Past honors include receiving ACRL’s Excellence in Academic Libraries college category award (2001), and ACRL’s Research Librarian of the Year (former library director Thomas G. Kirk, Jr., 2004). Former library director Evan Ira Farber was widely regarded as leader in the field for his work promoting bibliographic instruction and collaboration with faculty. Earlham librarians continue to publish, present, and advance new programs like the LIFT: Library Immersion Fellows Team for first-generation college students, which is described in the recent ALA publication Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action: Planning, Leadership, and Programming.
About Earlham College
Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas: Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.
Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place – most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and 25% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College — many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Earlham recently affirmed making equity and inclusion work among our primary institutional goals.
Interested candidates should submit the following in a single electronic file:
- cover letter explaining their interest in the position and describing how their qualifications align with the responsibilities outlined above
- statement on diversity which should include how your professional experiences would contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- names and contact details of three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All materials should be submitted to the Earlham College Human Resources Office at: [email protected].
Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.
Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
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