Instructional Design Librarian


The Associate Academic Librarian (Instructional Design focus) will serve as a librarian and instructional designer within the Library/CLIC, working one-on-one with faculty to develop courses, as well as contributing to university projects on development of new courses, programs, and assessments within campus standards. The Librarian will serve as a campus resource on matters of open educational materials, copyright, use of materials within the LMS, and other solutions for teaching and learning within the LMS, including the creation of LibGuides, tutorials, etc. This position will also support student learning assessment on campus, under the direction of the CLIC Director, as well as contribute to routine duties shared among the librarian staff, such as information literacy instruction and reference and information assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members. As professionals, librarians are expected to actively engage in their field through conference attendance and participation, as well as scholarship as desired. The Librarian will serve on committees within the Library/CLIC, the UW-Superior campus, and the UW-System. This position is 100% remote for the 2020-21 academic year with the expectation of relocation to Superior in Summer 2021, pending safety conditions. 

View the complete Position Description.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree (degree in hand by May 2021)  
  • Instructional Design degree or certificate, or at least three years’ experience as an instructional designer. Degree or certificate must be in hand by May 2021


  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience designing within or supporting course management systems, especially Canvas 
  • Experience developing online instruction materials 
  • Experience in providing reference services and/or library instruction 
  • Experience with student learning assessment 

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Expertise in instructional design and/or support of LMS use and/or other relevant experience 
  • Knowledge of copyright law, Fair Use, and implications around use in LMS 
  • Experience offering library reference and research assistance 
  • Experience with library resources, including online catalogs and databases 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning and applying new software and technologies 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for learning 
  • Commitment to inclusivity, as demonstrated by work products or past projects 
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative member of a team 


As soon as possible.


For additional information visit or contact Julie Bracket at 715-394-8347 or by email at jbracket{atuws}.


Review of all complete applications will commence 4:30 PM October 27, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at UW-Careers and submit your application packet to Include:

  1. CV or Resume
  2. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for three (3) Professional References
  5. Cover Letter: In your cover letter, please briefly highlight how you meet the qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position (see full Position Description linked to the UW-Superior Employment posting)

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.

External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the Click Here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the #21-12 Instructional Design Librarian position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
    • At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process.
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Julie Bracket at 715-394-8347 or by email at jbracket{atuws}.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,500 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

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UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.