Institution

Valdosta State University 

Job Title

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Dates

Opening Date: 01/23/2018
Closing Date: 03/04/2018 

Job Description

Applications are invited for a ten-month position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State University. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community. More information about the Program is available at http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/.

Job Duties

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applicants for an academic, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department,
College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned. The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited
by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Required:

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or E.D.)
  • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science graduate degree program.
  • Professional work experience in a library or information center.
  • Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potential to meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
  • Online higher education course teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching the organization of information, cataloging,
    classification, and/or metadata.
  • Demonstrated experience with library and information center technical services.
  • Experience in mentoring or advising students.
  • Familiarity with adult learning styles.
  • Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
  • Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
  • Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
  • Understands program assessment in higher education

Supplemental Information

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week. The VSU MLIS program offers those joining the faculty an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of library services in Georgia and beyond. We enjoy a temperate climate and Southern hospitality. Valdosta is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, Florida; and Macon, Georgia. The student body numbers about 11,000 of which approximately 2,000 are graduate students. For more information about the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu. For more information about the community visit  http://www.valdostachamber.com/.

How to Apply

Online application is required and should be submitted at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15582. For more information on this position please
contact Dr. Linda Most, Department Head via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-245-6534. VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. VSU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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