Assistant/Associate Engagement and Instruction Librarian

Faculty Posting Date: June 10, 2021

To Apply:

The Gumberg Library at Duquesne University invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position to serve as Engagement and Instruction Librarian. Salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Terms of appointment include a 12-month salary, vacation, and benefits package. The appointment begins July 1, 2021. We are committed to enhancing the culture of the Library by continuing to increase the diversity of our people, programs, and services.


The Engagement and Instruction Librarian will lead Gumberg Library's outreach efforts and strategic communications. Primary responsibilities for engagement include creating digital and print materials that effectively communicate the library's story, overseeing the library's social media accounts, and assessing the impact of library marketing. The Engagement and Instruction Librarian will represent the library at programs both on and off-campus, contribute to library event planning, and serve as the library's media relations contact. In addition, they will serve as liaison to designated academic departments, teach information literacy courses in the Bridges Common Learning Experience, and provide research assistance as assigned. They will participate in scholarly and professional activities and service in accordance with the expectations for non-tenue track faculty.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an American Library Association accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, and techniques of marketing, communications, and community relations in an academic library setting, including managing social media.
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and initiative are essential.
  • Proven time management skills.
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with a diverse group of faculty, students, staff, alumni, outside researchers, community, and professional colleagues.
  • Proficiency with software platforms and online publishing technologies, graphic design, and social media.
  • Willingness to work a varied schedule including evening and weekends as needed to support events and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of information literacy and techniques of library instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching information literacy in an academic institution.
  • Experience with developing and overseeing marketing and outreach.
  • Second Master's degree in an academic discipline, or coursework or professional development in journalism, multimedia, communications, or technology relevant to the position.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three confidential references to Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their teaching/scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.

Questions may be directed by email to Maureen Diana Sasso at Review of candidates will begin on receipt of applications and continue until the position is filled.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.