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Assistant Professor - Teacher-Librarianship

Department of Elementary Education

Competition No.  -    A107515394
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Elementary Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in teacher-librarianship. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The date of appointment will be July 1, 2012.

This position involves teaching in an innovative online program, Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning. This distance-learning program provides Master of Education graduate level courses to students from across Canada and around the world. More information about this program is available on the programís website at

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to research and should have a research agenda that will contribute to the advancement of the field of teacher-librarianship. Candidates must hold a doctorate with specialization in teacher-librarianship at the elementary and/or secondary school level. Candidates should have a valid teaching certificate and appropriate teaching experience. Duties will include instruction in graduate and undergraduate level courses in two or more of the following areas: leadership in teacher-librarianship; resources for children and young adults; new and emerging technologies; collection management; integration of technology into schools, libraries and classrooms. Other instructional duties will include advising and supervising graduate students.

Applicants should send a letter of application outlining potential contributions to the Department in teaching and research, a curriculum vitae, an example of published scholarly work, and any other supporting materials, along with contact information for three referees (names, addresses, affiliation, e-mail addresses). 

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Jennifer Branch, PhD
Coordinator and Associate Professor
Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning
University of Alberta
Department of Elementary Education
551 Education Centre South
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2G5
780-492-0863 P
780-492-7622 F