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Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for an assistant professor position, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. This nine-month, tenure track position becomes effective August 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

 

More information on the campus and information on how to apply available at: https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/15365

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching in multiple modes, research, and service in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries.
  • In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree, community engagement, and service to the Department, School, and University.

 

Qualifications:

Doctorate in library and information science, education, or a closely related field, demonstrated potential for research and publication, demonstrated teaching excellence, and appropriate experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

A Master's from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. The department is interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty. We are also interested in attracting candidates with professional experience and/or a research and teaching agenda in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. Compelling candidates with other research and teaching interests will be considered.

 

The department is interested in growing strategically by attracting a faculty member interested in working in a very collegial environment. The Department has an MLIS enrollment of approximately 360 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the Department launched a Bachelor's of Science in Information Science (B.S.I.S.) in Fall 2019, and will launch a Masters of Instructional Technology in Fall 2020. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be in the MLIS program, but there will be opportunities for cross-program collaboration.

 

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