Assistant/Associate Professor

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Request/Posting Number 0712495
Classification Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor in School Librarianship
Job Class # 620000
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department Teaching and Learning - 05330000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary Position Announcement: School Library Specialist

The School of Teaching and Learning faculty is a vibrant group of diverse, high-quality scholars and educators who are committed to innovative pedagogies and developing leadership in education. The faculty is committed to continuing its leadership at the state, national, and international levels while increasing the diversity of the campus community. Illinois State University recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Thus, we especially welcome candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity to apply.

The School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University is pleased to announce one vacancy for a nine-month, tenure-track position in School Librarianship. The appointment will commence on August 16, 2020.

The primary assignment will be teaching graduate level courses in our school librarianship certificate program and both undergraduate and graduate courses related to the candidate's content expertise. Responsibilities of this position also include producing high quality scholarship and contributing to professional service at all levels (e.g., school, college, university, state and national).
Additional Information: The School:
The School has approximately 40 full-time tenure-track faculty in teacher education programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels who work collaboratively with colleagues in four other Colleges on campus, public schools, and communities. The University has been developing teachers both within the state of Illinois as well as outside the state for over 150 years. School website:

The University Community:
Illinois State University is a doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. Illinois State University is Illinois' first public university, founded in 1857 to educate the state's teachers. The University is located in Normal/Bloomington, a community of over 165,000, located within two to three hours of: Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Davenport, IA; and Indianapolis, IN. For more information, visit

A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.
Required Qualifications 1. Doctorate or ABD in a relevant field with a completion date prior to faculty appointment on August 16, 2020
2. Experience as a PK-12 school librarian
3. Minimum of 3 years working with PK through 12th grade students
4. Record of educational research in the field and potential for scholarly production
5. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position
6. This position is security sensitive, and employment is contingent upon passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation
Desired Qualifications: 1. Experience with on-line teaching
2. Content expertise in one or more of the following areas: Educational Technology, Literacy, Bilingual/ESL, STEM education, elementary education, middle level education, or secondary education
3. Established record of scholarship
4. Experience working in collaborative partnerships with PK-12 school professionals
5. Experience in providing professional development to PK-12 teachers
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Doctorate or ABD in a relevant field with a completion date prior to faculty appointment on August 16, 2020
Hiring Rate/Range Salary is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-11-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial review of applications will begin October 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

To assure full consideration, please complete an online faculty application and submit a cover letter, a list of three references (specifically, names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses), and a curriculum vitae by October 10, 2019.

Please direct any questions regarding this position to:
Mrs. Francess Harris
Assistant to Director, School of Teaching & Learning
Email: [email protected]

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information School of Teaching & Learning:
Mrs. Francess Harris
[email protected]

Human Resources:
Abby Bertrand
[email protected]
Departmental Homepage
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Cover Letter
Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.




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Posted: 9/12/2019
Application Due: 1/18/2020
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