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Research Support Librarian and Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for twelve-month, non-tenure track Research Support Librarian and Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor faculty positions in the Kennesaw State University Library System beginning May 1, 2022. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.


The position is under the general supervision of the Director of Research & Instructional Services and part of the Research & Scholarship Team. This position supports the university’s R2 trajectory by providing critical support through the development of academic enrichment opportunities and partnerships, tailored advanced research support, information discovery source mastery, and creating digital research tools.


Because a number of classes take place on weekends or during the evenings, the position will occasionally be required to work during these times to serve the needs of the students. Although based primarily at the Kennesaw campus, this person may need to work at the Marietta campus or other affiliated locations.


Responsibilities Include

Librarianship duties include (80%):

  • Provide instruction in research and information literacy for both face-to-face and online classes
  • Foster relationships with faculty to incorporate library instruction into courses in multifaceted ways
  • Develop and maintain digital or physical instructional materials to support subject disciplines and individual courses
  • Work with students to develop advanced level library research skills
  • Develop academic enrichment opportunities to support advanced student and faculty research
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with KSU units, departments, research consortium, centers, etc. that support student and faculty research efforts. Support university research teams’ activities and initiatives. 
  • Maintain working knowledge of emerging trends in advanced research support


Service (10%) 

  • Engage in KSU Library System service, KSU University service, and service to the library profession. 


Scholarship (10%) 

  • Participate in scholarship, research, and/or creative activity. Contribute to the development of the library profession and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, and publications. 


Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned Master’s in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or the foreign equivalent, or related field is required.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Instruction experience


Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Two years experience working as a librarian in an academic library or equivalent experience
  • A record of professional service
  • A record of developing scholarship within academic librarianship or subject specialty
  • Knowledge of or experience providing data literacy, digital humanities, and/or STEM research support


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit  Search for Job ID 237782.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.


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