Assistant/Associate Professor (Library and Information Science)

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Library and Information Science) Position Number 611232 Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time Tenure Track Yes FTE .75 = 40 hours/week, 9 months If time limited, duration date Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

At SLIS, we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills, to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges.

Primary Purpose of Position

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in library and information science and related areas to begin on August 1, 2019. At SLIS we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges. With the multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who apply management, information technology, and education fields to libraries; examine contemporary approaches to the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources; or study the societal, political economy, or cultural aspects of information. We seek a candidate with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering: leadership and management of libraries; foundations of librarianship and information services; approaches to the organization and administration of public libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries; global librarianship; or, strategies and practices of collection development.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

“The ideal candidate will bring expertise in such areas including, but not limited to:
- Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship; cataloging, collection development, and reference;
- Digital youth and school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies; digital literacy; news literacy; maker movement;
- Digital humanities; museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management;
- Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues;
- Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience;
- Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions; systems analysis and design, design thinking
- Information policy and Information and Society; Digital Inclusion;
- Cloud engineering and network development; Cybersecurity;”

Minimum Education/Experience

All candidates are required to hold a doctorate from an accredited university by July 1, 2019.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation

None required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA01614P Open Date 02/22/2019 Date desired for closing or initial review Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Date Position Available 08/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Other Document
  3. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
Supplemental Questions

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