Assistant Professor (Tenure track)

Job description

Position Number 013596

Functional Title Assistant Professor (Tenure track)

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

School of Education
Department of Library and Information Studies

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in school libraries and in a secondary related area, including instructional technology, public library youth services, youth literature, reading, information literacy of youth, or information needs and use of youth. This nine-month, tenure track position becomes effective August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

Responsibilities: Teaching online and blended modalities, research, and service in the following areas: school library programs, instructional technology, literacy, and children and young adult services. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of MLIS degree and school library licensure, community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University.

The candidate should have expertise in school libraries and working knowledge of the broad application of technologies in the K-12 school setting. Preference will be given to applicants with working experience in the K-12 school setting and to those with an established research agenda.

The Department has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,600 graduate students, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina. UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate by August 1, 2018 in library and information studies, education, or closely related field, a Master's of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, demonstrated potential for research and publication, demonstrated teaching excellence, and appropriate experience in school library programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in directing 21st century school libraries and supporting the role of school librarian as teacher, leader, and technology expert, and knowledge of state licensure/certification requirements are essential to this position as is a commitment to distance education and flexibility in a variety of delivery modes.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.

Candidates should send:
(1) Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
(2) Cover Letter that addresses stated responsibilities, qualifications, and research agenda
(3) Evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi). Please combine the documents and upload under "other documents".
(4) List of References (list three (3) professional references that includes: names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses)

For questions, contact:
Dr. Fatih Oguz, [email protected]
Dr. April Dawkins, [email protected]

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience and achievement

Org #-Department Library & Information Studies - 12005

Job Open Date 09/20/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/27/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research Statement
  3. Unofficial Transcript(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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