Tenure track position: Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies


The Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. For those attending ALISE, the director, Corinne Jorgensen and other members of the FSU faculty will be available to talk to interested applicants. 


We seek a colleague with research and teaching expertise in one of the following areas: security and network management; database development and management; social media development and management; mobile application development; or project management. Experience teaching online courses as well as face-to-face courses is highly desired as is the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must have excellent teaching and research abilities as well as the ability to work effectively within a highly interdisciplinary environment.   Faculty members are expected to serve on School, College, and University committees, and to advise students.


FSUís School of Library and Information Studies, situated within the College of Communication and Information, is a leader in undergraduate and graduate education. Bachelorís, Masterís, Specialist, and Ph.D. degrees are offered on campus; the Masterís and Specialist degrees are also offered online. The Bachelor's degree in Information Technology (IT) focuses on building students' skills in developing and implementing appropriate technology-based solutions to support information management within organizations. The American Library Association  (ALA) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited Master's in Library and Information Studies degree curriculum includes concentrations in information needs and services, information architecture and technology, and youth information needs and services. A Masterís degree in IT is currently being developed.  The doctoral program prepares future scholars that wish to seek university-level faculty appointments or similar high-level research positions in government and industry.  The School currently enrolls 43 doctoral, 571 Masterís, 12 specialist, and 270 undergraduate students. 


FSU is a Research I university, and the School of Library and Information Studies is recognized nationally and internationally for its user-centered, interdisciplinary research.  Join 30 dynamic, interdisciplinary, award-winning, and internationally recognized faculty members, active in teaching, research, and service in a leading iSchool (  Faculty members are expected to seek external funding to support their research efforts.  Faculty members routinely hold and seek grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and a number of other federal and state agencies.  The Institute for Digital Information & Scientific Communication (, Information Use Management and Policy Institute (, and Partnerships Advancing Library Media Center ( are key components in the School's overall research activities. The Center for Distributed Knowledge is currently being planned and will focus on social informatics research.


Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated record or potential for achievement in academic research, teaching, and service. Must meet University criteria for appointment to the rank of assistant professor.


How to Apply: Applications should include a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred starting date is Fall 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Online applications can be submitted at Offline application materials should be sent to:


Elaine Howard

School of Library and Information Studies

142 Collegiate Loop

Florida State University

Tallahassee FL 32306-2100

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Bob Branciforte, MLIS

Creative Director

College of Communication & Information

The Florida State University


142 Collegiate Way
PO Box 3062100
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100

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