University of South Carolina

Job Title



Opening Date: 09/28/2017
Closing Date: 12/04/2017

Job Description

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications for a non-tenure track 11-month instructor position. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Those with an earned master in library and information science, information technology, or a related field are encouraged to apply. This position requires experience and enthusiasm for teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. Non-tenure track faculty at The University of South Carolina are engaged in instruction, service, administration, and research.

Job Duties

Responsibilities: Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments Remain current in developments and trends in subject and research areas Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students Support the mission of the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy including Cocky’s Reading Express, this could include fundraising and grant writing Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community The School is particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in one or more of the following: Young Adult Services Digital Literacy Children’s and Teen Literature School Libraries Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service. The School of Library and Information Science has a growing Bachelor of Science in Information Science program and a joint Certificate of Health Communications with Public Health and Communication. The School’s MLIS degree program is fully accredited by the American Library Association. The school library preparation program is part of the University’s Professional Education Unit, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School also offers three programs of advanced study beyond the Master’s degree (the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Library and Information Science, the Specialist in Library and Information Science, and the Ph.D. in Library and Information Science). The School has a strong commitment to distance education and is one of two Schools in the College of Information and Communications. The second is the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The School is located on the campus’ historic Horseshoe. It has nationally recognized programs in school library media, youth services, and medical librarianship. Since its inception, the School has emphasized the use of information technology as a vital component of library and information services.


Required Education and Experience: Masters in library and information science, information technology, or a related field is required and are encouraged to apply Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment Experience in management, development, or fund raising

Supplemental Information:

About UofSC The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Benefits for FTE Positions The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal. EEO Statement The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply through: For further information or questions, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at [email protected] or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at [email protected], 803-777-3858.

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