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Library Science--Assistant Professor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, research statement, samples of scholarly writing/publications and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Library Science--Assistant Professor
Department TEACHING & LEARNING
Position Number F0433A1
Job Description

The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education is inviting applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Library Science. Start date for the position is either January or August 2018. The College seeks scholars interested in expanding ODU’s successful school library program into a more diversified library and information studies program.

To carry out our mission, we seek a candidate able to build on the program’s current strengths and enhance its national reputation and commitment to innovative scholarship, teaching, and discovery in the library and information fields.

Duties
Responsibilities include (1) producing high quality research for publication in top-ranked journals; (2) teaching and developing graduate level, distance-education courses in librarianship and information studies; (3) seeking external funding opportunities to support scholarly activities; (4) advising and directing graduate and doctoral student coursework and research; and (5) participating in initiatives directed toward program growth and development.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

(1) an earned doctorate in library/information studies or related field by December 31, 2017, for January starting date, or August 31, 2018, for August starting date; (2) strong potential or history of research and scholarly activities; and (3) demonstrated ability to teach core library and information studies coursework outside of the school library specialization.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

An earned doctorate in library/information science or related field

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration or certification
Preferred Qualifications

(1) an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program; (2) a record of service and leadership in the library profession; (3) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work collaboratively; (4) experience with effective and innovative online, asynchronous instruction; (5) a record of peer-reviewed publications and/or external grant experience; and (6) interest and experience in research and teaching in new and emerging areas of library and information studies.

Location Norfolk, VA
Job Open Date 05/19/2017
Application Review Date 08/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, research statement, samples of scholarly writing/publications and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Telework Friendly No
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

College Home Page

http://www.odu.edu/education

Department Home Page

http://www.odu.edu/teaching

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education (website or print)
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • DiverseJobs.com
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Jobs.Virginia.gov
    • Old Dominion University website
    • Virginia Pilot (website or print)
    • Richmond Times Dispatch (website or print)
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
  4. Writing Sample 1
  5. Statement of Research Interests
  6. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Published Article
  3. Writing Sample 2
  4. Writing Sample 3