• Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
  • $57,000 - $70,000, dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) is on a 12-month contract renewal basis.

Job Details

  • Job Details: Contractual
  • Contact: Library Human Resources liblao@gsu.edu
  • Apply By: October 11, 2023

Job Description

Research & Engagement Librarian

Library Faculty Position, Atlanta Campus

Position & Responsibilities
Georgia State University, consistently ranked among the country’s most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds. The University Library is hiring a forward-thinking and collegial librarian to support key areas of research, teaching, and learning across the university, with a particular focus on the following departments and programs:

§  Africana Studies

§  Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora

§  Communication

§  Philosophy

§  Religious Studies

§  Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

§  Other possible areas identified by need, interest, and/or candidate’s background

Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Research & Engagement Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at Georgia State have a strong commitment to student learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the wide variety of colleges and programs. A desire to learn new skills and explore new areas of expertise is highly valued.

We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in research, professional development, and service activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities for its employees.

With its main research campus located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is at the center of a thriving city, including numerous colleges and universities, historic and cultural resources, Fortune 500 companies, and a booming arts and entertainment scene. An innovative urban public R1 university, Georgia State is also national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders, and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides educational opportunities for more than 52,000 students from the associate degree to the Ph.D. For more information about Georgia State University, visit gsu.edu.

The University Library at the main Atlanta Campus provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million annual visitors, the library is an integral part of the University community. The library is a valued partner within the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance. Learn more about the University Library at lib.gsu.edu.

Required Qualifications

§  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program

§  Experience providing in-person or online instruction

§  Knowledge of trends and new developments in teaching, student learning, and student success in higher education

§  Knowledge of trends and new developments in research and the use of technology in delivering library and information services in higher education

§  Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications

§  Additional advanced degree in a relevant field


Condition of Work and Benefits  

Twelve-month assignment, faculty rank, non-tenure track

§  Health and retirement benefits

§  Support for research and professional development activities

§  Occasional evening work may be required

§  Occasional work at other Georgia State University metro-area campuses may be required

To see full benefits available, please visit: https://hr.gsu.edu/service-centers/benefits/active-employees/

Salary and Rank
The salary range is $57,000-$70,000 dependent on experience, education, and faculty rank. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) is on a 12-month contract renewal basis.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the Library’s Human Resources Officer, liblao@gsu.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately, with complete applications received by October 11, 2023, receiving full consideration.

All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information

To apply for this job email your details to liblao@gsu.edu