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Faculty Positions, Emporia State School of Library and Information Management, Emporia, KS

ESU SLIM dean and faculty will be available at the ASIST conference for informal, informational conversations about the following two open tenure-track faculty positions.  If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to speak to us, please email Dean Wooseob Jeong ( to schedule a meeting. 


Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, seeks two new tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.  


We especially invite candidates who...

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality. 

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered):  
          library programsservices, and literature for youth 
          school library programs and services; or 
          information organization and retrieval in libraries, archives, and other information agencies. 

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered):  
          archives, management of libraries and information agencies  



About ESU & SLIM 

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators. 


The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Associationand the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year. 


SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision is embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good. 


SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.  


Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.  



All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and DevelopmentLI 844: Database Design.  


Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching ninecredit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer. 


All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.  


All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession. 



  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 201or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.) 

  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred. 

  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred. 

  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.  



About Emporia 

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airportsTopeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.


To apply 

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of the letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Sarah W. Sutton, chair of the search committee, via email to 


An AA/EEO institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. Background check required. 

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