For January 1, 2011. Applications and nominations are invited for a ten-month, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the MLIS Program at Valdosta State University.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.  More information about the Program is available at

The primary focus of the program is to educate librarians for academic, public, and special libraries in Georgia.  The student body is dispersed across the state.  Faculty are heavily involved in distance education, including Web-based teaching.  Effective communication with non-resident students is expected.

Required Qualifications:

1.       Completed doctorate by date of appointment

2.       Candidate holding a doctorate in a field other than Library and Information Science must have, in addition to the doctorate, an ALA-accredited Masters degree.

3.       Teaching interest and research specialization in one of our four major program areas:  Technical Knowledge, Administration, Services in the Knowledge Society, and Resources for Clients. 

4.       Commitment to distance education, including Web-based teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.       Experience with Web-based teaching and face-to-face teaching.

2.       Professional experience in a library or information center.

3.       Expertise in classification, cataloging, and indexing, to include digital metadata.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2010, and continue until appointment is made.  VSU is an equal opportunity educational institution.  Applicants must submit a letter of interest, VSU faculty application form, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.  VSU online application is required.  All material should be sent to:


Dr. Wallace Koehler, Professor and Director

MLIS Program

Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson St – Odum 4630

Valdosta, GA 31698-0133

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Phone:  229-333-5966

Fax:  229-259-5055

Wallace Koehler, PhD 
Master of Library and Information Science Program 
Odum Library 
Valdosta State University 
1500 N. Patterson St 
Valdosta, GA 31698-0150 
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