Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian

Grinnell, Iowa
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Created: January 9, 2018



Grinnell College Libraries seek a librarian to fill a temporary appointment with rank as Assistant Professor. The appointee will engage students and faculty in a variety of collaborative roles, including providing one-on-one consultations, teaching research literacy classes, supporting undergraduate research, and providing outreach to academic departments and concentrations. The Libraries have an active technology program supporting innovations in scholarly communications, digital liberal arts/digital humanities, patron services, and technical services, and the appointee will participate in providing support in one or more of these areas. The appointee will be an integral part of a collegial team of library faculty and will have the opportunity to define additional responsibilities depending on library needs and the appointee’s interests and skills. The position offers monetary support for relocation and ongoing professional development, structured mentoring as part of a new faculty cohort, and exceptional opportunity for creativity in the practice of librarianship, pedagogy, and scholarship.

 Requires: a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program completed by beginning of appointment, excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility, comfort using library technologies and teaching undergraduate research strategies, previous experience working in an academic library (pre-MLIS experience acceptable), self-motivation, ability to be effective and inclusive in working with a diverse campus community that makes heavy demands on library services, a preference for working in a collaborative environment, and experience with and/or interest in one or more of the following: scholarly communication, digital humanities tools/methods, UX/UI, data services, and digitization/digital preservation. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary range of $56,000 or higher, depending on qualifications.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a librarian in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.  They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by Feb. 19, 2018. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and provide email addresses for three professional references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Mark Christel, at or 641-269-3351.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

How to apply


Mark Christel, at or 641-269-3351.


Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 18:47 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018 18:47 UTC