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Assistant Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL


Responsibilities include teaching in a defined area of library administration/management in service to a specific population such as school libraries, youth services, or archives.

Must also be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods).

Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to actively participate in assessment activities.

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities (such as program coordination) assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.


Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;

Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in the discipline.

Experience in supervising internship and fieldwork programs, and the ability to work closely with Chicago-area practitioners to secure internship, clinical and fieldwork positions. Demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes will be valued.

Chicago State University is a fully accredited (HLC) urban-mission, minority serving institution of approximately 5,000 students. It offers 37 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate and professional degree programs and two professional doctorates. The Information Studies Department is in the College of Education. The College of Education is accredited by NCATE. The Library and Information Science program is in Candidacy for initial accreditation with the American Library Association and its faculty is expected to contribute to this effort.


If interested, post a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at Review begins immediately and search remains open until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Gabriel Gomez at, or call 773-995-2598. Chicago State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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