Teaching and Learning, Department Head

University of Colorado - Denver Auraria Library

Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$70,000.00 to $78,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Teaching and Learning, Department Head, a non-tenure track Instructor position, leads the Auraria Library’s efforts in planning, implementing, and managing information literacy instruction, outreach, and research services.  This position provides leadership for all issues related to the library’s educational role such as student learning, online education, first-year and transfer, curriculum planning, student learning assessment, and instructor development as well as   areas related to the library’s research support role such as scholarly communication, data literacy and support, citation management, research consultations, and campus research recognition and promotion. In response to strategic campus shifts toward hybrid modalities and a new emphasis on research, the Department Head will build an understanding of the library’s role and a framework for advancing the teaching and research missions across campus.

The Department Head leads nine library faculty, a university staff member, and a classified staff member, as well as multiple student assistants.  The Department Head, who reports to the Research, Learning, and User Services, Associate Director is an active member of the public services leadership group, manages the library’s research help services, and participates in the development and evaluation of cross-departmental public services.  The successful candidate is a dynamic, student-focused educator with demonstrated leadership skills who continually transforms and assesses education, research services, and outreach services by gathering and using quantitative and qualitative data to inform planning while actively monitoring the campus curriculum and scholarship. 

As a Library faculty member, the librarian participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Experience leading an instruction program in an academic or research library.
  • Supervisory experience in an academic or research library.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience employing quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies for programmatic student learning assessment.
  • Experience leading or developing research support services in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience supervising faculty.

The Community

Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Auraria Campus is home to three institutions of higher education – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver – both MSU and CCD are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and CU Denver is finalizing its HSI and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) designations. The Auraria Library serves the campus’ over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are from the first-generation in their family to enroll in higher education. The majority of our students are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, and we also serve large populations of veterans, transfer students, adult learners, and other populations that have been historically underserved. Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from candidates across all dimensions and identities. The library seeks candidates who embrace a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. While the University of Colorado Denver is required to perform a background check during the hiring process, as part of the library’s ongoing commitment to increasing equity this information will not exclude you from being considered for this position and we encourage everyone, regardless of their status, to apply. Please see our library values and diversity initiatives.

Posted May 15, 2023