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Assistant Professor, Engagement and Learning Librarian

Stetson University
Deland, Florida
Salary is competitive.
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position: Engagement and Learning Librarian, Assistant Professor – Search Extended

​​​​​​​Stetson University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic Engagement and Learning Librarian for a full-time tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor. The ideal candidate has a desire to work collaboratively with a small team of librarians in a place where you can make a difference.  This position will work to develop relationships with the library’s various user communities in-person and online through social media and will instruct students both in the library and in classroom sessions.  Working collaboratively, the Engagement and Learning Librarian will coordinate the development and implementation of programming and activities to improve overall user engagement.  The successful candidate will be expected to meet the standards for librarianship, scholarship, and service outlined in the University’s tenure and promotion policies. Recent MLS/MLIS graduates are encouraged to apply.


Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution requiredSecond Master’s degree preferred. All Stetson librarians are expected to contribute to general reference and research services and function well as a member of a collaborative team. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following: demonstrated ability or potential to engage in publication and professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements; knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in user-centered design in academic libraries, including trends in teaching and learning, online learning; demonstrated teaching or presentation experience; the ability to contribute to a growing and changing library;  demonstrated skill with a variety of online tools such website management systems and learning management systems; effective communication, marketing, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical and assessment skills; ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment.


This position reports to the Director of Public ServicesDuties include coordinating the library’s social media and participating in information literacy instruction and research assistance, including some nights and weekendsThe Engagement and Learning Librarian will be expected to give special attention to the following:

  • Coordinate the library’s social media presence to engage with current and potential library users.
  • Conduct outreach activities with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that library users are aware of collections, services, and technologies available to them.
  • Stay informed of trends related to information literacy instruction and reference services.
  • Effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to various campus constituencies, as well as to outside constituencies as appropriate.

The duPont-Ball Library:

The duPont-Ball Library ( has a collection of approximately 250,000 print volumes and a large collection of electronic journals, databases, and e-books, as well as a collection of scores and recordings in support of the School of Music. The library staff includes 8 library faculty members and 16 support staff.  The library is a member of LYRASIS and uses OCLC’s WMS system. The ongoing library fundraising program has resulted in library endowments totaling almost $5 million.  Librarians are tenure-track faculty members who hold leadership positions on campus committees and are actively engaged in scholarly activities, professional organizations and service.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with more than 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,500 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, is in Gulfport, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the DeLand campus include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, and Counseling.  One of Florida’s oldest private institutions of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 38,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary: Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  Summer or Fall 2024


Applicants should supply a cover letter, a detailed current vita and supply the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. All information may be submitted electronically to Jennifer Corbin, Director of Public Services, All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.


Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world.

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.

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