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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Department: School of Library and Information Studies
Title: Assistant Professor
Job Code: IRC 24077

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin in October 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number IRC 24077.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

POSITION:
The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library and information science, with expertise in the areas of information and communication technology and innovative applications of technology. The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education. Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in School Librarianship. The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
(a) Serve as a team member in curricular development in the areas of information and communication technology, innovative applications of technology, and other areas of Library and Information Studies, (b) teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (c) advise students; (d) maintain an active research agenda and sustained scholarly productivity; (e) actively serve on department, campus and professional committees; (f) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (g) maintain weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
(a) Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies, or a related discipline (ABD considered); (b) potential for excellence in graduate instruction; (c) strong potential for teaching on-line courses and the use of technology; (d) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (e) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and community.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily (although no longer exclusively) for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO/VEVRAA employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

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