Assistant/Associate Professor (School Media/Digital Youth)

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Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor (School Media/Digital Youth) Position Number 617182 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

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 LISfield. 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.

North Carolina Central University is located in Durham, NC. Durham is a vibrant city located in the Triad region with Raleigh and Chapel as its neighbors. Durham and the Triad offer competitive cost of living, world-class health care, and wealth of recreational and cultural resources combined with quality schools, top-notch colleges and universities, extraordinary dining and shopping opportunities all contribute to the exceptional quality of life that Durham residents enjoy. Durham is home to the world-renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP), home of more than 170 high tech companies, as well as a thriving entrepreneurial community.

Primary Purpose of Position

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position with expertise in school media, children and young adult library services , digital youth or related areas. SLIS aims to expand its successful school media program and develop new strategies to serve the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for educational delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology in K-12 educational settings.

The ideal candidate may fulfill two roles: fulfill two complimentary roles: 1) To teach courses leading to a degree and certification in school media; collaborate with school media colleagues and advise and mentor graduate students in the program; 2) To serve as the administrative director of the SLIS School Media Program.

The faculty position is a 9-month position with opportunities for summer employment through teaching, funded research grants or additional administrative service.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing,or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information;
Expertise in and potential for academic scholarship in digital youth or school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies; digital literacy; news literacy; maker movement;
Candidates may have additional expertise in the following areas:
-Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship; cataloging, collection development, and reference;
-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

A Ph.D. in Library Science, Information Science, or a related field is required. Strong consideration will be given to those who have significant interest or experience in online teaching, advising, publishing and building a strong library and information science community of users. The successful candidate must have a commitment to the academic process, to excellence in research, education, and service, and to diversity in the community locally, nationally and internationally.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation


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 EPA01611P Open Date 02/15/2019 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)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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