Library: STEM Instruction Librarian

Updated: about 22 hours ago
Job Type: FullTime

About The American University in Cairo:

Founded in 1919, AUC is the English-language leading liberal arts residential university among the premier universities in the region. AUC ranks first in Africa and in Egypt.  AUC is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. AUC is nested in New Cairo, in a state-of-the-art campus, with a campus in Tahrir Square, in one of the most vibrant, populous, and multicultural countries in Africa, and the Middle East.

The AUC Libraries and Learning Technologies School holds the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral leader of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. LLT holds an array of primary materials, archives, special collections, rare books, and AUC records that are critical to research in the many areas of study and are of great importance to researchers in the region and abroad.  LLT is a teaching unit with a Library Instruction Course that is a pass-fail core requirement for all undergraduate students at AUC and it is part of the AUC liberal arts core.  All AUC graduates are expected to have passed the LALT course to complete graduation, regardless of their field of studies. LALT 1020, the core requirement library instruction course, is central to the student success work conducted by LLT.  The course is an opportunity to further student success, graduate work, and lifelong learning in a global society were information is fundamental in private and professional realms.

Job Description:

The STEM Instruction Librarian (STEMIL) is a new position supporting one of the largest academic areas in the American University in Cairo, the School of Sciences and Engineering.  The STEMIL will be reporting to the Information and Digital Literacy Coordinator. This makes the STEMIL an active member of the Research and Instruction Services team.  He or she is responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a wide range of STEM instruction in different settings and through different instruction modes.  The incumbent is also responsible for developing STEM information guides and services to all users with an emphasis on fluency in STEM information sources for academic and professional advancement of students and others.  This includes developing an integrated outreach strategy instruction plan, which includes supporting faculty teaching and research, as well as student literacy on STEM sources and information.  The incumbent will be also design and teach classes in face-to-face, online and hybrid modalities; provide in-person and research consultation and support services, also offer other course-specific instruction and educational workshops, work in collection development of STEM-specific information material as needed, and other forward-looking library services.  He or she will also teach the core course LALT 1020 and help move the course and RIS forward to enhance the quality of education at AUC and strengthen the AUC experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops, facilitates, and assesses information literacy workshops in Engineering and STEM programs as part of the Libraries' teaching and learning program.
  • Provides information literacy instruction including library orientation, general undergraduate instruction, upper division and subject-specific information instruction.
  • Collaborates with the library instruction team and beyond on initiatives and projects to advance teaching and learning, maximize user experience, utilize instructional technologies, and measure educational contributions.
  • Contributes to student engagement initiatives by leading efforts to integrate Libraries within Engineering and STEM student organizations and other co-curricular learning opportunities.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations and assistance to patrons in the science and engineering programs both face-to-face and online formats, along with other subject matters as needed.
  • Provides consultation to faculty in support of their research and course development.
  • Creates subject based information resources and curricular resources in a variety of media including LibGuides and other materials.
  • Participates in shared departmental tasks and initiatives including assessment, data collection and analysis, collection management, copyright education, and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Works with the Collections team to develop the subject related collection in all formats; maintain a knowledge of emerging STEM resources.
  • Engages in outreach activities to support research, instructional offerings and information resources beyond the campus walls.
  • Works with library administration to ensure the alignment of library support with the accreditation requirements of the School of Sciences and Engineering.
  • Participates in library and university shared governance as a faculty librarian.
  • Remain abreast of current developments in library and information sciences focusing on STEM sources locally and globally.


  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent STEM education and experience (subject expertise combined with appropriate teaching experience and/or library experience). 
  • Capacity to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic and commercial sciences and engineering resources; knowledge of emerging trends and products in engineering-related library resources in all formats.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, science, or mathematics is desirable.
  • Two to three years of professional experience in an academic or scientific setting is desirable.
  • Commitment to a customer-centered service model that is responsive to and anticipates the distinctive needs of faculty, students, and other researchers
  • Familiarity with assessment implementation and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.

Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor. Review of Applications will begin immediately. 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents through the online system:

a) A current CV and b) a letter of interest, c) Applicants must also submit a completed Personnel Information Form; and d) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to


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