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Assistant/Associate Professor - Library Science & Educational Technology

Employer
Texas A&M University Commerce
Location
Commerce TAMUC
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Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor - Library Science & Educational Technology

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

Higher Ed & Learning Tech

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process the “My Experience” page has a section provided “Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.)” to upload required documents.

  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

If you need assistance, please contact us at HR.Hiring@tamuc.edu

SUMMARY:

The Department of Higher Education & Learning Technologies at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for a tenure track Associate Professor position in library and information science or related discipline. The faculty appointment is a 9-month tenure-track position with summer employment dictated by student-demand and departmental needs. The department seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library and information science, with specialty in the areas of school librarianship and information technology.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to the promotion of diversity and knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. The candidates should have an understanding and knowledge of multicultural and diversity issues, and their potential applications to pedagogy, programming, and service activity.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach courses primarily online in library science;
  • Mentoring and supervision of in-service teachers’ field experiences; providing formation and summative evaluations following TEA stipulations;
  • Advise students (masters and doctoral);
  • Maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline;
  • Actively serve on department, college, and university committees;
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and community;
  • Using formative and summative evaluations to observe and evaluate in-service teachers following TEA stipulations
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Doctoral degree in library and information science (ABD considered) or a closely-related field/discipline of instructional design, educational technology, information systems or user experience;
  • Masters in Library Science (MLS);
  • Current Texas certification in school librarianship;
  • Experience with instructional design, integrating technology into curriculum (K-12), library administration, information science, and teaching graduate courses online;
  • Using formative and summative evaluations to observe and evaluate in-service teachers following TEA stipulations;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and intellectual contributions of the discipline (research);
  • Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to: Problem-solve, multi-task, and work collaboratively with colleagues and community.

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrate excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online;
  • Classroom teaching experience and proven record as an accomplished practitioner as demonstrated by student learning;
  • Background in library program administration and information research i.e., Destiny, Discovery Education, TexQuest, LMS or others;
  • Mentoring and supervision of in-service teachers’ field experiences following TEA stipulations;
  • Observe and evaluate in-service teachers field experiences; provide formative and summative evaluations following TEA stipulations;
  • Have strong potential for research and scholarship; and
  • Active participation in professional organizations (e.g., TLA, ALA, ISTE, AERA; ACRL);
  • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task and work collaboratively with colleagues and others.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

N/A

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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