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Assistant Professor & Digital Pedagogy Librarian

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Teaching, Research & Engagement - 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. 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 creating a sense of welcome for all.

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional to serve as the Digital Pedagogy Librarian. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start of July 1, 2023.

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, along with other library faculty and members of the Libraries Information Systems & Digital Access division, for instructors wishing to employ digital scholarship and pedagogy using tools such as Omeka, Scalar, digital timelines, and other tools associated with digital humanities for course assignments
  • 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, when appropriate
  • 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

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

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 *December 31, 2023
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Potential for excellence in librarianship, research, and service
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting
  • Successful experience and/or coursework in one or more of the following:
    • working with and teaching digital pedagogy technologies and techniques, such as data visualization, digital storytelling, digital mapping
    • creating digital learning objects
    • digital humanities
    • Universal Design and/or designing for accessibility
    • planning, initiating, and implementing projects and services 
    • using learning management systems (examples: Sakai, Blackboard, etc.)
    • working in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Proficient working knowledge of instructional technologies
  • Degree in a business-related field; previous applicable experience working with business faculty; or 12 or more credits of college coursework in business
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff, and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including education the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how the candidate meets each of the required and any of the preferred qualifications and should include a brief statement of the research area they would like to pursue as they advance toward tenure and/or promotion. Candidates must also provide a 300-500 word statement about their previous and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and/or inclusion and how that informs their work and plans as a librarian.

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

Finalists for this position will be required to make a 20-30 minute oral presentation. The presentation prompt will be provided 2 weeks before the on-campus interview.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EDT March 30, 2023.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 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.

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 



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