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Assistant Professor / Digital Pedagogy Librarian - University Libraries

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Education & Info Delivery - 240110
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Libraries are looking for librarians who want to work at a place where colleagues can partner easily across the campus while still enjoying the size and resources of a comprehensive university. Consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, the UD Libraries form an academic focal point, enriching the intellectual and cultural life at and beyond the University. The University Libraries is firmly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion practices and initiatives and welcomes insights and thoughts from all across campus and beyond. We welcome diverse perspectives and appreciate the collective breath our current and new faculty bring to the university. Our faculty and staff are recognized for seamlessly connecting information and services to users, contributing to the educational mission, and preserving the history of the University of Dayton. Roesch Library recently underwent a significant renovation designed to meet present and future needs with an emphasis on student preferences, technology, inclusion, and welcome.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as the Digital Pedagogy Librarian starting at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will play an important role in developing and advancing digital pedagogy and curricular support for faculty in all disciplines. In collaboration with colleagues both in the libraries and across campus, the position will develop, maintain and promote relevant, high-quality instruction and support services related to digital pedagogy, such as digital storytelling, data visualization and mapping, consulting in the creation of online information literacy modules, and collaborating on the development of digital exhibits. This position also serves as a liaison to the School of Business, working with faculty and their research and curricular needs.


  • Provides support, and in collaboration with members of the Libraries Information Systems & Digital Access division, for faculty wishing to employ digital scholarship and pedagogy using tools such as Omeka, Scalar, digital timelines, and other tools associated with digital humanities
  • Leads and participates in the creation of high quality digital learning objects (videos, tutorials, etc.) that address information literacy skills in a broad range of disciplines
  • Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation support
  • Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to academic departments within the School of Business, as well as a limited number of general education classes
  • Collaborates with the Center for Online Learning, specifically Learning Innovation and Engagement, in the review and adoption of new technologies that support pedagogy in the hopes of adopting and using such technologies
  • Provides programming and workshops that assist the Libraries promotion of digital teaching tools and other online initiatives
  • Contributes to the implementation of the Libraries’ and University’s diversity and inclusion plans
  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
  • Serves on various library, University, and professional committees
  • Special projects as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of at least 33 credit hours of an ALA-accredited MLS program at the time of application with the degree conferred by the start date of July 1, 2022
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Potential for excellence in librarianship, research, and service
Preferred Qualifications:

We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, however​, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    - working with and teaching digital pedagogy technologies and techniques, such as data visualization, digital storytelling, digital mapping
    - accessing and evaluating digital learning objects
    - Universal Design and/or designing for accessibility
  • Proficient working knowledge of instructional technologies
  • Degree in business related field; previous applicable experience working with business faculty; or 12 or more credits of college coursework towards a business degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
  • Successful experience planning, initiating, and implementing projects and services.
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience using learning management systems (examples: Sakaki, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff, and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist educational values
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide contact information for three references which will be required if applicants are selected for an interview. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, a copy of an unofficial transcript is required.

Update Regarding Executive Order 14042 Effective Nov. 30, 2021

A federal court on Nov. 30 issued a ruling that suspends the requirement that applies to federal contractors in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who work in these states and who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

The following requirements remain in effect for all positions located in states other than Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee: To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees, including student employees, for all positions performed outside Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus

This position is not eligible for work visas.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST on January 31, 2022

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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