Job Posting

Research and Instruction Librarian – Anderson University – SC

Job Summary

Anderson University (South Carolina) and the Thrift Library invite applications for a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty member with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning as Research and Instruction Librarian. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing research and instruction services to students, faculty, and staff, primarily in the natural and behavioral sciences and health professions subject areas. This position starts August 1, 2023. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Candidates must share Christian beliefs and values that are compatible with those of Anderson University and support its mission.

Institution Introduction

The largest private university in South Carolina, Anderson University is an innovative and entrepreneurial comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. AU is one of just a handful of universities in the world to be receive of Apple’s Distinguished School recognition four times. In addition to being named as one of the best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review, AU was recently ranked by U.S News & World Report as the #2 Regional College in the South with a Strong Commitment to Teaching. We are located in South Carolina’s Upstate region, a growing and thriving community with award-winning public schools with convenient access to major cities and year-round outdoor recreation. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, active in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of faith.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Research and Instruction Librarian is expected to:
  • Actively engage with faculty and students to understand their research and instruction needs, build collaborations, and promote library services.
  • Provide general and subject-specific information, research, and reference services to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Plan, teach, and assess instruction in collaboration with faculty and other librarians.
  • Participate in collection development of print and digital resources.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments; create and maintain related subject guides.
  • Locate, create, organize, and maintain digital content to support academic instruction.
  • Develop expertise in the technology and tools used in academic research.
  • Develop expected learning outcomes for instruction sessions that align with the University’s mission and instructional goals and professional standards.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to develop library collections and promote library resources and services to the University community.
  • Maintain familiarity with scholarly communications for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Create and maintain research guides as needed.
  • Participate in professional development for the purpose of continuing education and contributing to the profession.
  • Actively demonstrate leadership by participating in professional responsibilities that serve the Thrift Library, Anderson University, the profession, and the community.
  • The successful candidate will join a collegial team of six full-time professional librarians and three part-time library assistants.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

  • Qualified candidates must have completed a master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent.

Job Application Instructions

  • This is an on-site, in-person role. To ensure full consideration, please email a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript of relevant graduate coursework, and an Anderson University Faculty Application to the Thrift Library Search Committee at
  • Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.
  • The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to