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Associate or Full Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Opening Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date: 12/04/2017

Job Description:
The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: Information Science, Academic Libraries Research Methodologies, Information Retrieval, and Archives Digital Repositories Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school?s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Job Duties

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face, as well as online environments,
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs

Supplemental Information:
About UofSC: The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Benefits for FTE Positions The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

How to Apply:
All applicants must apply through: Application materials include: A letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications Current vitae List of three references For further information or questions, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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