Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian, USC

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian to develop, deliver, and evaluate library instruction modules and programs in support of the university’s teaching and research enterprises. This position helps make certain that the libraries’ instruction practices support the university’s approach to solving intractable problems that demand transdisciplinary research and practice.

The position requires a working knowledge of pedagogical theories and the capacity to apply that knowledge in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and disciplinary faculty throughout USC schools and units. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Instruction, Assessment, and Engagement in the libraries’ Programs and Planning department, the Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian is an essential member of the group responsible for further developing our program into a model of advanced academic library instructional design.

The successful candidate will demonstrate: knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; awareness of current discussions about the framework’s potential as well as its limitations; experience developing student-centered instruction activities and assessment tools; a strong awareness of multiple literacies—categories of knowledge and practice related to information literacy, such as cultural and visual literacy—that influence learning outcomes and research behavior; significant knowledge of current thinking in library, information technology, and education fields—including theories of authentic learning and constructivist models of teaching; a commitment to resourcefulness, collaboration, and creativity in the workplace; and facility with the technology necessary to achieve the above.

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Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:

Closing date for applications: Open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Elizabeth Galoozis at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting


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