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Teaching and Learning Librarian

Position overview

Position title: Teaching and Learning Librarian
Salary range: Please see Table 26B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $61,920.00-$149,167.00.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Position duration: Potential Career Status

Application Window

Open date: December 22, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UCSB Library seeks to recruit two collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented instruction librarians to join the Teaching & Learning Department.

UC Santa Barbara has a diverse student population and is designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institution. It sponsors unique programming and resources for first-generation college students and has recently adopted required course curricula to help orient all first-year students to a liberal arts education. UCSB is committed to equity-focused pedagogy and support structures that enhance student experiences and growth, while also preparing students for post-university life.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

Reporting to the Director of Teaching & Learning, Teaching & Learning Librarians will facilitate foundational information literacy instruction and research support to a diverse body of undergraduate students. Leveraging instructional technologies and integrated instructional service approaches, Teaching & Learning coordinates and supports evolving pedagogies to further the Library’s Instruction Program to support student academic success. As part of a coordinated team, the librarians will advance online learning initiatives and engage with campus stakeholders to incorporate, promote, and assess information literacy in the curriculum.

In addition to in-person and virtual course-integrated instruction sessions, the Teaching & Learning Librarians serve in a consultative capacity to fellow library employees through one-on-one meetings and workshops to support their teaching. They will develop, maintain, and manage digital learning assets used for a variety of instructional approaches within the Library’s Instruction Program. To complement these applied pedagogical approaches, the librarians will engage in professional growth activities to continuously cultivate expertise in educational learning theory, instructional design, instructional technology, and reflective teaching practices. As a part of a team-based unit, Teaching & Learning members engage in programmatic outreach initiatives emphasizing first-year and first-generation college students through independent and partnered efforts with library and campus partners. The librarians will also contribute to providing research support, both in-person and online.

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • At time of application, ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, OR a Master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction, or instructional design;
  • At time of application, at least two years relevant professional experience in an academic library setting.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • At least one year of experience designing and facilitating instruction either synchronously face-to-face, online, or in a hybrid learning environment.
Preferred qualifications
  • Excellent written communication skills and Excellent virtual and in-person presentation skills demonstrated through public speaking/instructional/presentation experience
  • Working knowledge of information resources and effective search strategies in academic discovery service tools and databases;
  • Facility with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and critical information literacy;
  • Demonstrated experience creating and editing digital learning objects, such as multimedia elements, video tutorials, and interactive learning elements;
  • Experience working with campus learning management systems;
  • Comfort with a variety of digital literacy concepts, skills, and competencies, including data literacy, to advance foundational research practices in an academic setting;
  • Familiarity with educational learning theory, instructional design methods, and/or instructional technologies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by diverse student populations, such as those experienced by non-traditional, first-generation, transfer, and/or international students.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse team using strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Commitment to building relationships with campus faculty, staff, colleagues, and students to foster inclusive work and learning experiences.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for the finalist.

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About UC Santa Barbara

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit:

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, California