Lecturer in Library and Information Studies (GSLIS)

Job Details

Job Title:

Lecturer in Library and Information Studies (GSLIS)

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications:

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 6, 2022. Second consideration may be given to applications received by June 20, 2022. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 20, 2022) may not be given full consideration.
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The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School ofCommunication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is hiring a Lecturer specializing in Library and Information Studies, beginning in Fall, 2022. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, academic year appointment through June 2023 with the possibility of renewal, annually, based on performance and the availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach 18-24 credit hours per academic year, to include a minimum of two core courses (LSC502, 504, 505, 508, 595) plus electives in the GSLIS curriculum and advising, all online in the URI Online accelerated calendar; Lecturers are expected to participate in department service activities as they pertain to their normal instructional responsibilities.

Qualifications

Required:

1. MLIS or equivalent professional degree.

2. Experience in teaching online.

3. Demonstrated ability to teach at least 2 required core courses in the GSLIS curriculum and elective courses.

Preferred:

1. PhD in Library and Information Studies or equivalent doctoral degree by appointment date.

2. Professional work experience in Library and Information Studies or related field.

3. Experience teaching/advising in higher education.

4. Experience teaching or working with diverse populations and a commitment to working with non-traditional students.
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ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union:

AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status :

Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation:

Position is full-time academic year, limited to 07/01/2023 with anticipated renewal.

Department:

Grad Library&Inform Studies

Contact(s):

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

Campus Location:

Kingston

Grant Funded:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document).

(#3) Statement of teaching philosophy.

Position Number:

109552

Posting Number:

F00304

Posting Date:

05/13/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/9807

Organization

The University of Rhode IslandURI Picture 1

Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
URI is home to some of today’s leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers and is known regionally and worldwide for its big ideas and pioneering research in such areas as environmental studies, neuroscience, biotechnology and life sciences, engineering, marine sciences, forensic sciences, pharmaceuticals, behavioral sciences, and public health promotion. A strong core of traditional academic disciplines provides the foundation for all specialized, professional, and applied areas of study. The University receives about $60 million annually in federal funding for research across 87 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs.

Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

Four campuses, one community

URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.

 

Investing in the future
Since 2007, the University has invested $607 million in campus capital projects, including: a $150 million engineering complex, due to open in 2019; Brookside, another new apartment-style residence hall, 2019; a Welcome Center, 2018; the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, 2017; Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 2016; and Avedisian Hall, home to the College of Pharmacy, 2012.

 

Expertise on demand

The University is home to several centers of expertise that tackle some of society’s most vexing challenges. The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience brings multi-disciplinary research to bear on devastating brain diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center supports state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service. The Business Engagement Center is the “front door” through which industry taps into research and training opportunities and assistance with intellectual property or technology issues. The R.I. Food Center brings URI’s agricultural roots to the 21st century as a resource for farmers, consumers, retailers, and others across the food industry

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Telephone
401-874-1000
Location
80 Lower College Road
North Kingston
Rhode Island
02881
United States

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