Teaching and Learning Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the low $50k's, commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 11, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
Full Time
Teaching and Learning Specialist (2 Positions)The George Mason University Libraries seeks two qualified and self-motivated Teaching and Learning Specialists to provide face-to-face and online library instruction, student learning assessment, research and reference support, and outreach support for the Teaching & Learning Team.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Additionally, we strongly encourage current Library and Information Science (LIS) students or recent graduates to apply.About the Team:The Teaching and Learning Team of the University Libraries focuses on the information literacy needs of Mason's diverse undergraduate community. With an emphasis on serving students throughout the Mason Core curriculum, the Teaching and Learning Team creates dynamic and engaging learning experiences, which promote critical thinking and enhance George Mason University's teaching mission for creating a more just world. Through course-based instruction, on-demand workshops, and campus and community outreach, informed by iterative student learning assessment, the Teaching and Learning Team empowers undergraduates to succeed as students and community members.About the Position:These positions are responsible for supporting Mason's core mission of teaching, learning, and research. The Specialists will be primarily responsible for face-to-face information literacy instruction, but will also teach online, during one-on-one consultations, and in workshops both online and face-to-face. They will also assist the Instruction Coordinator in planning professional development opportunities for all library instructors at Mason.Responsibilities:Information literacy instruction, with an emphasis on face-to-face instruction in undergraduate English Composition courses;Planning and facilitating teaching-related professional development;Research and reference support, focused on undergraduate English Composition;Conducting student learning assessment and helping to plan and facilitate assessment-related training; andParticipating in outreach and student engagement efforts and helping to plan and lead them; andTeaching workshops and coordinating the workshops program.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;Library public service experience, particularly in instruction, user services, and/or marketing and outreach;Teaching or training experience, with library instruction experience preferred;Demonstrated, effective research and reference skills;Ability to work effectively and courteously with diverse user populations; andEffective written and verbal communication.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated library instruction experience (generally 2+ years);Demonstrated experience working in an academic library setting (generally 2+ years);Experience with instructional design;Experience with assessment, especially student learning assessment;Proficiency with current technology, especially course management software, citation management tools, and/or library instructional tools; andProject management experience.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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