St. Catherine University
Open Faculty Position: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day, evening and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program is seeking an experienced, dynamic, visionary candidate to join our learning community at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in January 2013. We seek applicants who have research and teaching expertise in the areas of public librarianship and related areas.
Responsibilities: Teaching required and elective courses; advising and mentoring students; conducting research; actively engaging in service and scholarship.
Requirements: Earned doctorate in library or information science by August 15, 2013, expertise in one or more of the following areas: public librarianship, reference services, readers’ advisory services; ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities; strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and cultural diversity.
Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in public librarianship and related areas, including reference/user services, literacy, readers’ advisory, business resources; knowledge of library history; experience with service learning; demonstrated commitment to social justice.
The MLIS program’s primary goal is to empower students to become future leaders in the complex and ever-changing information environment. The program has over 185 master’s students and over 800 alumnae. Learning takes place in modern classrooms using up-to-date technology. The MLIS degree provides diverse programs of study in librarianship, with increasing emphasis on digital and web services. The program offers a school media specialist licensure in collaboration with the Education Department. It also offers a joint post-master’s certificate in library leadership with the University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) Program. It also offers information technology courses that support the MAOL master's program.
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
Application: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to apply for this position. That website link is: http://www.stkate.edu/hr . Position number is: #2012-0056-FAC. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter of interest, CV, copy of transcripts and the contact information for 3 references. Official transcripts, a background check and education verification will be required for hire. For more information, contact the MLIS Search Committee (Sheri Ross, Chair), at firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications begins October 29, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.
Our campus is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff .