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Instruction & Assessment Librarian

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Instruction & Assessment Librarian



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M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM, hybrid/flexible schedule with on campus days required

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Reporting to the Director of Research & Instruction, the Instruction & Assessment Librarian facilitates the use of information in research, teaching, and learning through collaborative relationships with faculty and peers. The R&I department is working to transition its approach to instruction to create more equitable, student-centered, and integrated learning experiences for students. This librarian will spearhead a collaborative effort to define learning experiences and assessments for information literacy throughout the major curriculums, as well as other library services. The librarian may teach in a variety of modalities: one-shots, embedded, video recordings, asynchronous learning modules, student consultations, etc. This position will play a central role in several projects focused on representation and equity in collections and teaching. The position also acts as a point of contact for faculty and collection development in the Social Sciences Division of the college.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MLS from an ALA -accredited institution
  • 3-5 years experience teaching in an academic setting
  • Broad knowledge of approaches to teaching in academic libraries, experimentation with a variety of pedagogies
  • Understanding of basic instructional design and assessment principles
  • Demonstrated commitment to incorporating inclusive pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies independently
  • Familiarity with research design, data collection and analysis methods
  • Experience providing reference interviews and consultations
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage change among faculty
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s in a social science field
  • Experience with LibGuides, Articulate, Zoom, Wordpress a plus
Compensation and Benefits

To attract and retain the most talented individuals, Wheaton College maintains a flexible and competitive staff compensation and benefits program.

When determining and establishing hiring rates or recruitment ranges for a position, the College considers a number of factors including the budget for the position, the range of the grade, the external market for the position or similar positions, level and scope of responsibilities, required education, skills and relevant experience as well as internal equity. All salary offers must have the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, education and experience.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination and one booster for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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  1. List of References

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