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Reference and Instruction Librarian


Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website,

Carson-Newman University invites applicants for a Reference and Instruction Librarian in the Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library. The position is a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2019.

Candidates for the position must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree and recent experience in information literacy instruction in higher education. (Experience working with Natural and Health Sciences students and faculty is preferred.)

Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a university with a Christian commitment.

Candidates for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian will assist students, faculty, staff, and community users with their informational needs and provide instruction in library research and information literacy to upper division and graduate students. They also will conduct workshops for faculty on library topics as needed and participate in the assessment of these services. Candidates will be expected to create multimedia and web-based library instruction and tutorials as well as subject-specific research guides using Springshare’s LibGuides system.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, references, and current vitae. Please send the packet by June 1, 2019 to:


Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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