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Instructional Design Librarian

Although we are still accepting applications, a hiring freeze has paused hiring of some positions until further notice.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Instructional Design Librarian.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Sustain and expand intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university

  • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program

  • Contribute to the application of instructional design principles and practice to support teaching and learning initiatives

  • Leverage and develop knowledge of current instructional and educational technologies, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, emerging pedagogies, instructional design, and/or learning theory to design from a student-centered perspective that aims at delivering a highly engaging learning experience 

  • Work collaboratively with GWLAI staff to design and create reusable learning objects, assignments, and activities to support pedagogically sound instruction modules and to enable scaling of instruction

  • Help librarians, staff, and faculty identify, evaluate, and apply technologies essential to the design and delivery of in-person and online instructional services using instructional design expertise and research on student learning

  • Provide professional development opportunities for improving the design and delivery of curriculum-aligned, pedagogically sound, technology-appropriate information literacy learning experiences

  • Collaborate with instructional designers and technologists within GWLAI and across the university to improve the Libraries’ connections to learning support across the institution

  • Support students, staff, and faculty via research consultations, library instruction, and workshops across disciplines

  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to a Director of Research Services.

When applying for the Instructional Design Librarian position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The Instructional Design Librarian position is part of an open recruiting call for multiple professional librarian/archivist positions. Please read the Multiple Librarian Positions posting to understand the varied, collaborative, and dynamic responsibilities undertaken by GWLAI librarians, the community we are building within GWLAI and across the campus, and the basic job qualifications for all positions.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions. 

Application procedure

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. As part of your cover letter, please indicate for which position or positions you would like to be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.