Assistant Professor - Information and Library Science - School Library Media

Department: Information and Library Science
Rank: Assistant
Specialization(s):  School Library Media
Search # 21-011

 

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

 

Southern Connecticut State University seeks an outstanding candidate for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in its School Library Media Program in the Department of Information and Library Science.

 

The successful candidate will be required to serve as the Coordinator of the School Library Media Specialist Program, maintain a 9.0 credit teaching load each semester (3 courses), demonstrate research productivity, and play a leading role in innovative curricular development to support university objectives with respect to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional duties and responsibilities are as follows:

 

  • Act as a program and academic advisor to students
  • Develop an effective outreach and recruitment plan
  • Serve as program representative at open houses and gatherings across the state
  • Prepare required administrative reports

 

The incumbent will also be required to have excellent, up-to-date knowledge of certification regulations, as well as their impact on the curriculum and program requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate
  • Certification as a School Library Media Specialists
  • Evidence of an expanding record of scholarly publications and creative activity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS
  • Experience as a School Library Media Specialist
  • Knowledge of the ALA accreditation process

Application Process:

Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of official graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information electronically to: Information and Library Science Search Committee Chair at ILSsearch1@southernct.edu

For full consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, October 30, 2020.  Position will remain open until filled

 

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

 

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, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.