Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies

Job description

Position Number 001412

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

Responsibilities: High caliber teaching in online and through blended modalities, research, and service in all LIS areas will be considered but with special interest in: information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree and community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University.

Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in libraries or information organizations and to those with an established research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019 in library and information studies, education, or closely related field, a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty.

Preferred Qualifications

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin on and will continue until
the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that
addresses stated responsibilities, qualifications, and research agenda, (2) current vitae, (3)
evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi),
and (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more
references electronically via:

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) References, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon when an applicant is being considered for an interview.

Recruitment Range $66,000 - $74,000

Org #-Department Library & Information Studies - 12005

Job Open Date 09/13/2018

For Best Consideration Date 11/01/2018

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

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
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/5/2019
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