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Contract Faculty & Manager of School Library Teacher Program, Simmons SLIS, Boston, MA

Full-time Contract Faculty and Manager of School Library Teacher Program (Non-Tenure Track) at the SLIS Boston, Massachusetts.
Simmons SLIS invites applicants for a three-year renewable contract faculty appointment. Reappointment is possible based on performance and school needs. This is not a tenure-track appointment.
Responsibilities: This position combines both teaching and administrative responsibilities; it includes teaching face-to-face and/or online during the 10-month academic year in addition to overseeing the administrative operations of the School Library Teacher Program. Administrative services may include, but are not limited to, student advising, practicum experience and licensing, management and maintenance of student records. Opportunities are also available for additional summer teaching.
Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support School Library Teacher Program and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS Program. The faculty member will teach at least one course in the SLT curriculum. Priority areas include: curriculum and instruction for school librarians, management of school libraries, and an introductory course for school librarians.
Requirements: A minimum of a Master's Degree in library and information science (LIS) with relevant work experience required; preference will be given to applicants who hold an LIS doctoral degree. We seek applicants with administrative experience who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service. Experience with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensing requirements is desirable as well as experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses. Work week may include travel and some evenings or weekends.
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.
Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity, and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at
For further information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Melanie Kimball at
Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, SLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses and online, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Our faculty have received grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.
Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references. 
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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