Library and Information Science - Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F170028P
Open Date 06/30/2017
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Title Library and Information Science - Assistant Professor
Is Tenured/ Tenure Track Yes
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Job Description Summary

Responsibilities include teaching in a defined area of library administration/management in service to a specific population such as school libraries, youth services, or archives.

Must also be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods).

Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to actively participate in assessment activities.

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities (such as program coordination) assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

Teaching: Faculty members are expected to teach 4 to 8 courses per year; develop syllabi and teaching materials related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the maintenance of the program and the development of new courses and/or programs. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation.

Research: Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submissions and publication of works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; and/or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline.

Service: Faculty members are expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they increase in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee’s assigned responsibilities and to the university.

Required Education

Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;

Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in the discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Library and Information Science, an ALA-accredited Master’s degree, professional library experience and a strong research and teaching record appropriate to rank.

Preferred specialization in the administration of school libraries and possession of an Illinois Professional Educator License with school information specialist endorsement.

Experience in supervising internship and fieldwork programs, and the ability to work closely with Chicago-area practitioners to secure internship, clinical and fieldwork positions. Demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes will be valued.

Special Requirements

Chicago State University is a fully accredited (HLC) urban-mission, minority serving institution of approximately 5,000 students. It offers 37 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate and professional degree programs and two professional doctorates. The Information Studies Department is in the College of Education. The College of Education is accredited by NCATE. The Library and Information Science program is in Candidacy for initial accreditation with the American Library Association and its faculty is expected to contribute to this effort.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Research Agenda
  2. Sample Research Publication
  3. Sample of Teaching Evaluation