Clinical Professor (Program Director of Online and Extended Studies)

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Clinical Professor (Program Director of Online and Extended Studies) Position Number 616029 Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time Tenure Track No FTE .75 = 40 hours/week, 9 months If time limited, duration date Position Overview

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) of North Carolina Central University provides graduate education in library and information science. 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. The SLIS curriculum offers students with a comprehensive set of graduate courses covering the foundations and emerging trends in the LIS field. The SLIS has specializations in public libraries, academic libraries, digital libraries, school media, and other areas. SLIS also offers a Master’s in Information Science (MIS). The MIS program has three specializations in strategic information management, networking and communications, and health informatics. SLIS offers joint programs including the JD/MLS with the School of Law, the MBA/MIS with the School of Business, the MPA/MIS with the Department of Public Administration, and the MA in Educational Technology/MIS with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Primary Purpose of Position

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (SLIS) seeks to hire a clinical faculty member to serve as the Director for the SLIS Online Education and Extended Studies Program. SLIS offers an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Information Science degree via NCCU Online. The coordinator will work closely with the Dean and Program Directors to manage the program. The director will ensure that the SLIS program deliver continuously high quality graduate degree and certificate programs to educate and train students. The director will support the school media program as well as all of the SLIS programs.

This is a 9-month, fixed-term non-tenure track faculty appointment as a clinical professor with the Division of Extended Studies and assigned to the School of Library and Information Sciences. The faculty member is expected to engage in a full range creative scholarship that may include teaching and mentoring of students, discovery of knowledge through scientific guided inquiry or creative artistry, and service to the university, profession and public. At the same time, the faculty member will coordinate the distance education and online initiatives to serve the degree and certificate programs, continuing education, special programs and executive education. In this role, the faculty member assists with student recruitment, guide faculty development and training in Quality Matters and other related certifications, assist the Program Director of Student Affairs and Dean to monitor and track students enrolled in the distance education and online course, and serve as the primary point of contact for potential and current distance education and online students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, humanities, social sciences, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, marketing,or other related fields;

Knowledge of planning, organization, and administrative activities to support the online education and extended study programs;

Skilled liaison with faculty, staff, students, and other outside individuals or agencies as well a other educational institutions and vendor partners;

Ability to develop and implement strategies to continually improve teaching and advising to better serve students and to help them succeed in the program;

Communicate effectively using multi-media platforms including email, social media, and website;

Develop data-driven approach; Create, analyze and distribute reports, surveys, data, web analytics and other key performance metrics for SLIS online programs;

Marketing and communications with knowledge of advertising, public relations and media;
Ability to work under pressure and to be imaginative to create marketing communication strategies, work closely with faculty, program directors, and students to help them publicize the program and recruit and retain students and garner external funding from grants and institutional advancement;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential, along with strong organizational and relationship building skills;
Proficiency in Excel, data analysis and reporting, and Qualtrics or other survey software is desired;

Familiarity with web site management, including editing tools and content management systems;

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 EPA01619P Open Date 03/06/2019 Date desired for closing or initial review Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Date Position Available 08/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

Finalist will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation, an official transcript and submit to a background investigation.

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. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
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