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Assistant Professor, UNC, Greensboro, NC

The UNC Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. This is a nine-month, tenure track position which becomes effective August 1, 2019. A physical presence on campus in Greensboro, NC, is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

Responsibilities: High caliber teaching in online and through blended modalities, research, and service in all LIS areas will be considered but with special interest in: information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree and community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University.

Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in libraries or information organizations and to those with an established research agenda.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019 in library and information studies, education, or closely related field, a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty.

The Department has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in both the Greensboro campus program and online. The Department is accredited by ALA through 2025.

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,600 graduate students, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina.
UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin on and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities, qualifications, and research agenda, (2) current vitae, (3) evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references electronically via:

For questions, contact:
Dr. Nora Bird, 
Dr. Julie Hersberger,
Dr. Anthony Chow,

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

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