Reference/Instruction Librarian – The American University in Cairo



About The American University in Cairo:Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.  AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of library services and resources that facilitate research and learning at the university.  Specifically, he/she will participate as a member of the research services team in the provision of electronic and print research services for AUC Library patrons through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other major areas of responsibility include collection development, instruction, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and teaching in the Information Literacy program.


The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS degree, excellent oral and written skills in English, skilled in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality research service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users. HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Library subject area experience or academic background. A second masters degree, proficiency in a second language and experience in a multicultural environment desirable but not mandatory.

Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV;
b) a letter of interest;
c) a statement of teaching philosophy;
d) a completed Personnel Information Form;
e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to
Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).


Department:Libraries and Learning Technologies

Locations:Cairo, Egypt

Posted:Aug 09, ’15


Ref. No.:LLT-1-2015

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