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Clinical Professor (Program Director of Online and Extended Studies), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (SLIS) seeks to hire a clinical faculty member to serve as the Director for the SLIS Online Education and Extended Studies Program. SLIS offers an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Information Science degree via NCCU Online.


The coordinator will work closely with the Dean and Program Directors to manage the program. The director will ensure that the SLIS program deliver continuously high quality graduate degree and certificate programs to educate and train students. The director will support the school media program as well as all of the SLIS programs.


This is a 9-month, fixed-term non-tenure track faculty appointment as a clinical professor with the Division of Extended Studies and assigned to the School of Library and Information Sciences. The faculty member is expected to engage in a full range creative scholarship that may include teaching and mentoring of students, discovery of knowledge through scientific guided inquiry or creative artistry, and service to the university, profession and public.


At the same time, the faculty member will coordinate the distance education and online initiatives to serve the degree and certificate programs, continuing education, special programs and executive education. In this role, the faculty member assists with student recruitment, guide faculty development and training in Quality Matters and other related certifications, assist the Program Director of Student Affairs and Dean to monitor and track students enrolled in the distance education and online course, and serve as the primary point of contact for potential and current distance education and online students.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, humanities, social sciences, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, marketing,or other related fields

Knowledge of planning, organization, and administrative activities to support the online education and extended study programs

Skilled liaison with faculty, staff, students, and other outside individuals or agencies as well a other educational institutions and vendor partners

Ability to develop and implement strategies to continually improve teaching and advising to better serve students and to help them succeed in the program

Communicate effectively using multi-media platforms including email, social media, and website

Develop data-driven approach; Create, analyze and distribute reports, surveys, data, web analytics and other key performance metrics for SLIS online programs

Application Instructions

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   Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

About North Carolina Central University 

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) of North Carolina Central University provides graduate education in library and information science. At SLIS, we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills, to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges. The SLIS curriculum offers students with a comprehensive set of graduate courses covering the foundations and emerging trends in the LIS field.


The SLIS has specializations in public libraries, academic libraries, digital libraries, school media, and other areas. SLIS also offers a Master's in Information Science (MIS). The MIS program has three specializations in strategic information management, networking and communications, and health informatics. SLIS offers joint programs including the JD/MLS with the School of Law, the MBA/MIS with the School of Business, the MPA/MIS with the Department of Public Administration, and the MA in Educational Technology/MIS with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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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