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Assistant Director of Academic Engagement

Position Summary

Reporting to and working in collaboration with the Director of Academic engagement, the Assistant Director of Academic Engagement is responsible for developing an instruction program that weaves information and related literacies (e.g. data, digital, and AI) into the library’s teaching program to equip students with the skills they need to succeed academically and as citizens in their communities. Seeks out and identifies new opportunities for critical and strategic instructional interventions, including workshops, course-integrated sessions, and other modes of service delivery. Coordinates the distribution of instruction requests among the team.
This position will have primary responsibility for creating an instructional assessment plan for both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. In concert with the Director of Academic Engagement, monitoring campus-wide instructional initiatives and pedagogical approaches that will influence and shape what and how the library teaches. Working with the Academic Engagement team to prioritize, coordinate and execute the continual development of online instructional assets to complement our in-person teaching and extend our campus reach.
This position will have supervisory responsibilities including direct reports from both the STEM and Social Science/Humanities instruction teams who work at the Main Library and McBay Science Library. In this capacity and as the coordinator of our instruction program, this position will help coordinate workflows, establish best practices, facilitate the sharing of materials, learning opportunities and training, and enhance communication among team members to ensure our service expectations are met.
UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members working on 12-month contracts, including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should attach a 1-2 page letter of interest, a complete CV, and the names, titles, and contact information of three professional references. The University of Georgia Libraries wish to emphasize that preferred qualifications are not required and we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop preferred knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in which their work meets required or preferred qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. Candidates should submit their materials by June 16, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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Assistant Director of Academic Engagement


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About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Libraries advance the University of Georgia’s mission by providing the best possible access to recorded knowledge, actively contributing to the success of students and faculty through teaching and research services provided in physical and virtual environments, exemplifying the University’s strategic priority to serve the people of Georgia and beyond, and upholding the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. A member of the Association of Research Libraries with 75 faculty librarians and archivists, 150 staff and nearly 200 student workers, the UGA Libraries receive more than three million visits per year on average and provide services at nine locations across the Athens campus, among them the Main Library, Miller Learning Center, Science Library, Special Collections Libraries, and Health Sciences Carnegie Library. The UGA Libraries offer nationally distinctive special collections related to Georgia’s history, politics, and public policy, and preserves one of the foremost media collections in public broadcasting. The UGA Libraries provide IT support for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online ( GALILEO ), Georgia’s statewide virtual library initiative, and is home to the UGA Press and The Georgia Review literary journal.

Just 65 miles northeast from Atlanta, Athens is a vibrant college town filled with creative energy. The city is located along the North Oconee River in Clarke County, in northeast Georgia just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and only a few hours’ drive from the Atlantic coast. In 1801 it was chosen as the site of Georgia’s first state college and named Athens after the city in Greece. Today, Athens is considered one of the hippest small cities in America as well as one of the most progressive cities in the South.

Nicknamed the Classic City, Athens is best known for great music, a happening food scene, and of course the Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the 2021 College Football National Championship. In the spring, the city’s Twilight Criterium, one of the country’s largest cycling events, attracts both cyclists and spectators. Athfest, a local music festival held on outdoor stages and in venues around town takes place each summer, and the Hot Corner Festival celebrates the African American business community and culture each June. On autumn Saturdays the town swells as football fans flock to cheer on the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In recent years the town is becoming known around the Southeast as a beer destination, complete with great breweries like Creature Comforts and Terrapin. Filled with historic architecture and home to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens is a unique blend of traditional heritage and trend-setting southern culture.

In 1990 the city of Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the top three employers include the University of Georgia, Piedmont Regional Healthcare System, and the Athens-Clarke County School District. With more than 12,000 enrolled students, the Athens-Clarke County School District is proud to serve a diverse population across 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools, as well as an early learning center and community career academy.

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Benefits Eligible


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Salary ranges from approximately $70,000-$80,000

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Open until filled


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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Librarian AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An ALA -accredited Master’s in librarianship/information science or foreign equivalent, or a terminal degree in a related field.

Additional Requirements

Two or more years of experience in an academic library teaching and/or coordinating information literacy.
Candidates will be considered at the rank of Librarian/Archivist I, II, III, or IV.
  • To be considered at the level of Librarian/Archivist II, candidates must have 2 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree in librarianship/information science, or 2 years of professional experience after completion of their terminal degree in a related field.
  • To be considered at the level of Librarian/Archivist III, candidates must have 5 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree in librarianship/information science, or 5 years of professional experience after completion of their terminal degree in a related field.
  • To be considered at the level of Librarian/Archivist IV, candidates must have 10 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree in librarianship/information science, or 10 years of professional experience after completion of their terminal degree in a related field.

For more information about the requirements for the Librarian and Archivist ranks, please see the Guidelines for Librarian/Archivist Faculty Rank and Promotion:

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • 1 or more years of experience with one or more of the following: instructional design, online learning, curriculum design or mapping, learning outcomes development
  • 1 or more years of experience supervising or mentoring others
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, imagination and creativity, service orientation
  • Organizational ability, initiative and flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to create and deliver effective instructional presentations
  • Knowledge of trends and issues that relate to innovative approaches to teaching methodologies and approaches, and a willingness to experiment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, facilitate internal communication and coordinate efforts across departments
  • Effective project management skills.
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Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .



Coordinates library instruction by:
• Consults with faculty from different academic units and departments to identify courses for information literacy instruction
• Helps to prioritize in-person instruction efforts and identify course/programs where the library can be most impactful
• Works with instruction librarians to ensure the development and creation of appropriate instructional materials for in-person and online instruction
• Plans and leads professional development opportunities around pedagogy, online learning, assessment, and other instruction-related skills within the Academic Engagement team.
• In coordination with the Director of Academic Engagement, leads the creation of a library curriculum for a suite of literacies (info, data, digital, Al) that can be integrated into the sessions we teach in classes and serve as the foundation for standalone workshops
• Identifies and implements changes to workflows and systems to meet user needs, ensure proper routing of requests, facilitate information sharing within the team.
• Leads efforts to evaluate the library’s instructional impact, i.e., assessment, curriculum mapping, etc.
• Participates in classroom instruction, workshops, orientations, tours, etc.

Coordinates online instructional resources by:
• Coordinates efforts to design, create, and implement online instructional modules/tutorials/videos that align with student learning objectives and competencies.
• Maintains currency with software and products that facilitate online instructional modules/tutorials/video creation and discovery i.e., Camtasia, LibWizard, LMS tools

Manages a team of approximately 5 faculty librarians by:
• Recruiting, training, developing and evaluating faculty to contribute to their professional growth, development and retention.
• Supervises faculty who plan, develop, and implement course-integrated in-person, online, and hybrid information literacy instruction

Stays professionally engaged by:
• Contributing to appropriate library and system-wide committees and working groups.
• Assisting in the active promotion of library services.
• Manages and/or participates in other library activities and special projects, especially those involving new technologies.
• Attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continued professional development.
• Participating in writing grant proposals
• Other duties as assigned.

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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