Woodbury University invites applications
for a Participating Adjunct Faculty to join the Library Reference
and Instruction team. Under the general direction of the University
Librarian, participating adjunct library faculty teach a one-credit
information literacy course, provide reference and research
assistance, and may serve as subject specialist/library liaison to
an academic department. Expected start date is July 2022.
- Teach credit-bearing courses in Library and Information Science
- Syllabus and class preparation
- Instruction during scheduled course times
- Availability to students for consultation and assistance as
needed outside of class
- Evaluation of student performance (e.g., grading papers, exams,
- Regular evaluation of students’ work, including prompt
communication of performance on assignments
- Submission of final grades to the Registrar’s Office, which is
currently completed via Woodbury University Self- Service
- Provide reference and in-depth research assistance to students,
faculty, and staff at a public service desk and/or online.
- Provide instruction and assistance to customers in the use of
the Library’s equipment, catalogs, databases, public website,
internet, and/or computer software applications; troubleshoots
- Provide classroom and online instruction in the library’s
course integrated information literacy program. Develop and present
library instructional programs for classes in liaison departments,
and others as assigned.
- Participate in collection development and maintenance for one
or more academic disciplines or departments such as Business or
- Act as a liaison to faculty, students, and staff in departments
- Serve as back for the circulation service desk: Perform full
range of circulation/public service desk duties (e.g. checking
materials in and out, renewing materials, inspecting materials,
- Interpret, communicate, and apply the Library’s policies and
procedures; address and assist in resolving customer concerns,
incidents and complaints.
- May supervise student employees.
- May be responsible for opening/closing the library.
- Special projects or assignments may include committee service,
participation in strategic planning, writing reports or statistics
gathering, display or event coordination.
We ask all faculty members to assess students’ work early and
often with a minimum of three written assessments for the semester.
Your class may be designated as a Core Competency assessment
course, in which case you will be required to submit course work
and align your content with University rubrics. You may also need
to meet periodically with your supervisor during the academic term
regarding matters related to your employment.
- Masters Degree from an ALA-accredited institution in Library
and Information Science or equivalent foreign degree
(degree-in-progress may be considered)
- Strong interest in instruction or information literacy.
- A strong interest in library public service
- Experience with print and electronic reference resources
- Familiarity in the use of Library Management Systems software
for materials circulation and patron management.
- Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively
assist patrons with library technology.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce
brings to the workplace.
- Ability to work with students, faculty, and the general
- Must be able to work independently, exercise good judgment and
apply departmental policies accurately and consistently.
- Experience managing class rosters, attendance, timely grading
- Able to provide critical, informed, and creative feedback to
- Experience working in an academic library
- Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the field of
- Teaching experience
Compensation and Benefits
This appointment is for part-time employment and includes
eligibility to participate in medical plans, 403(b) supplemental
plan, and access to the tuition-remission benefit on a proportional
basis. Eligibility is after 30 days of service on the first of the
Review of applications will begin June 13 and remain open until
filled. Submissions should include:
- Current resume/CV which lists educational and employment
- Letter of interest describing qualifications and interest
- Contact information for three professional references
All application materials must be submitted through
the Woodbury University Job Board.
Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will
not be considered.
About Woodbury University
Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of
creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation
as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked
programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture
& Design. What makes the university unique is the array of
unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named
a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD
(MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business),
CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With
an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the
most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and
work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to
build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to
learn more about Woodbury University: https://woodbury.edu/about/about-woodbury/facts-and-figures/
Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating
diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for
all employees. Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution
committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.
All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made
on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability,
skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex,
age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, political orientation, disability,
veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic
information, membership or non-membership in any lawful
organization, or any other protected status.