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Assistant/Associate Professor (School Media/Digital Youth), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position with expertise in school media, children and young adult library services , digital youth or related areas. SLIS aims to expand its successful school media program and develop new strategies to serve the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for educational delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology in K-12 educational settings.

The ideal candidate may fulfill two roles: fulfill two complimentary roles: 1) To teach courses leading to a degree and certification in school media; collaborate with school media colleagues and advise and mentor graduate students in the program; 2) To serve as the administrative director of the SLIS School Media Program.

The faculty position is a 9-month position with opportunities for summer employment through teaching, funded research grants or additional administrative service.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing,or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information
  • Expertise in and potential for academic scholarship in digital youth or school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies
  • Digital literacy
  • News literacy
  • Maker movement
  • Candidates may have additional expertise in the following areas:
    • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship;
    • Cataloging, collection development, and reference
    • Digital humanities
    • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
    • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
    • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
    • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
    • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
    • Information policy and Information and Society
    • Digital Inclusion
    • Cloud engineering and network development
    • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions: 

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North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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