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

College of Professional Education
Department:  School of Library and Information Studies
Title:  Assistant Professor
Job Code:  IRC 24057
Date Closed:  Review of applications begins in October 2018. Open until filled

Position:

The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library science, with specialty in the areas of school librarianship and information 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) Teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (b) advise students; (c) maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline; (d) actively serve on department, college, and university committees; (e) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (f) maintain regular weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

(a) Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Library and Information Studies or related discipline; (b) current teaching certification in school librarianship; (c) experience with instructional design and integrating technology into K-12 curriculum as a school librarian; (d) strong potential for excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online; (e) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (f) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and professional community.

Information on Texas Woman's University:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily 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.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of 15,100 prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 136,000), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, and theater, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Application Process:

Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and at least three reference names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to facultyjobs@twu.edu (email header or subject line must include the job title and Job Code - IRC 24057.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

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