Associate or Full Professor

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Logo Posting Number FAC00091PO17 Classification Title Associate Professor Internal Title Associate or Full Professor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Information and Communications Department School of Library and Information Science Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1,462.50 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018.

Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats.

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas:
Information Science
Academic Libraries
Research Methodologies
Information Retrieval
Digital Repositories

Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school's commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

Required Education and Experience

Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
Capacity to advise at the graduate level
Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship
Application materials include:
A letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications
Current vitae
List of three references

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
Experience in procuring grants or external funding
Experience working with doctoral programs

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Job Open Date 10/02/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

For further information, questions, or to submit nominations, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at [email protected] or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at [email protected], 803-777-3858.

The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    Optional Documents





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      Posted: 2/28/2018
      Application Due: 4/13/2018
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