Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Faculty Position

Department: Information and Library Science
Rank: Assistant or Associate

Specialization(s): one of the following areas: general coverage of core competencies for librarians for culturally and ethnically diverse user groups plus a specialization such as school library media and/or youth services and literature for culturally and ethnically diverse populations with knowledge of information and educational technologies; general coverage of core competencies for librarians plus a specialization such as services for culturally and ethnically diverse user groups.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Normal teaching load is three courses per semester for the ALA-accredited MLS program. Successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their specialization as well as additional elective courses at the 500 or 600 level. It is desirable for the successful candidate to also be able to teach one or more of the ILS core courses (501: Introduction to Information Science and Technology; 503: Foundations of Librarianship; 504: Reference Resources and Services; 506: Information Analysis and Organization; 680: Evaluation and Research). All faculty share student advising and committee assignments. In addition, each faculty member is expected to engage in scholarly research or creative activity each semester.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a Master of library and information studies degree from an ALA-accredited program; have an earned doctorate in library and information science and technology, or related discipline; demonstrate awareness of social issues; be committed to library services for culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and demonstrate ability to engage in meaningful scholarship, leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the discipline. Candidates with ABD status will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate they will complete the doctorate by the end of the first year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Equivalent of two years teaching or experience in the library and information profession. Demonstrated record of scholarship. Evidence of ability to teach online courses via WebCT, WebCT-Vista.

Salary Range: Commensurate with rank and experience (current AAUP contract sets salary range for Assistant at $48,958-$67,121 and Associate at $60,477-$82,750).

Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) is one of the organizational units of the School of Communication, Information and Library Science within SCSU. ILS provides professional education graduate programs in library and information studies, including the ALA-accredited Master of Library Science, the NCATE-accredited School Media Specialist Certification, the Sixth-Year Diploma in Information Studies, as well as a B.S. program in library and information services. The MLS program provides both on-campus and online courses for students from Connecticut, New England, many other states in the United States and foreign countries. All ILS full-time faculty members are responsible for teaching both online and on-campus courses. For additional information about the department and programs, see

Application Process:

Please submit Letter of Interest, Current Curriculum Vita, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Chair, ILS Faculty Search Committee
416 Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University,
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515

Applications may also be submitted as Word or pdf attachments

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. The search committee plans to conduct initial interviews at the 2008 ALISE conference in Philadelphia. Position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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