Assistant/Associate Professor (Information Science/Information Systems)

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Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Information Science/Information Systems) Position Number 611231 Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time Tenure Track Yes FTE 1=9/10 month -Faculty only 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. The new faculty will join SLIS at a time of tremendous opportunity. The new faculty member will join the current faculty to implement SLIS’ strategy to create a distinctive niche nationally, develop new approaches to strategically grow student enrollment, and leverage scholarship and research to enhance the school’s impact.

SLIS provides graduate education in library and information studies. The SLIS offers two degrees, the Master of Library Science with concentrations in Academic Librarianship, Archives and Records Management, Digital Librarianship, Public Librarianship, School Librarianship (School Media Coordinator), and Special Librarianship; Master of Information Science with concentrations in Strategic Information Management, Networking and Communications and Health Informatics. The SLIS offers joint master’s degree programs: Master of Business Administration and Master of Information Sciences; JD and MLS, JD and MIS, Master of Public Administration and MIS, Education Technology and MIS.

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 faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in information science to begin on August 1, 2019.
With a multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who 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: strategic information management, network and communication management, database, cybersecutity, museum informatics, data science, artificial intelligence, digital government or other related areas.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will bring expertise in at least one or more areas including, but not limited to:
-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;
-Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience;
-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;
-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 at the time of appointment by August 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 EPA01610P 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 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

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