Visiting Assistant Librarian – Instruction Specialist (Part-time) — Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Visiting Assistant Librarian-Instruction Specialist

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Apply Here

Stony Brook University: Provost Office: Library
Location: Stony Brook University
Open Date: May 16, 2023
Deadline: Jun 16, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Official Title: Visiting Assistant Librarian
Instruction Specialist Position – Part-time, one year
Position description and duties:
Come join our faculty and engage with the diverse student body at Stony Brook University Libraries! The Instruction Specialist is a part-time position geared towards instilling the love of research in students through library instruction and reference. You will teach library research skills and facilitate faculty research and scholarship activities.

Monday – Thursday, including occasional evenings and weekends. Approximately 18 hours/week on site; hours may vary. Position starts August 14, 2023.
 Teach research and information literacy skills across a range of academic subjects
 Develop digital resources and interactive tutorials in support of student learning objectives
 Provide virtual and in-person reference services
 Explore emerging technologies for use in educational settings
 Other responsibilities as assigned


Required: Currently enrolled in or completed a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent library degree from an accredited college or university.
Preferred: Experience providing library instruction for a variety of disciplines, or other teaching experience. Experience providing reference service in an academic library.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application. For technical support, please visit Interfolio’s Support Site or reach out to their Scholar Service Team or (877) 997-8807.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Pamela Di Pasquale.

SPECIAL NOTES: This is a non tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter, resume/CV and names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to June 16, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with federal and state regulations that all hospitals and nursing homes require personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates who are not already fully vaccinated must obtain the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of a conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with that particular vaccine manufacturer’s protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of a job offer or in accordance with that particular vaccine manufacturer’s protocol, whichever comes later.

The state regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulations allow for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed online at the University Police website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.