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*University of South Florida*

*School of Information***

*One** Instructor** Position*

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The University of South Florida System is one of the nation's top 63 public
research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public
universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching. USF was awarded $394 million in research contracts and grants
in FY 2009/2010. The system offers 232 degree programs at the
undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the
doctor of medicine. It has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic
impact of $3.7 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on
institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF
is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.


The USF School of Information (SI) is housed in the College of Arts and
Sciences, which consists of 23 academic departments and 22 centers and
institutes that are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature.
SI has enjoyed a strong tradition that has primarily focused on the
education of information professionals in a variety of settings for several
decades. The School continues to evolve and grow, most recently with its
Bachelor of Science in Information Studies program, which began as part of
SI in Fall 2010. This program integrates a strong foundation in information
technology as well as an understanding of human, organizational, policy and
other issues. While the degree necessarily provides students with in-depth
technical knowledge and skills, emphasis is given to understanding how
people interact with information and technology, and other complexities of
the information society. The School also has an ALA-accredited Masterís
degree (with nearly 350graduate students).



USF SI seeks exceptional faculty to contribute to the growth and evolution
of the B.S. in Information Studies. The position is at the full-time
Instructor level, with opportunities to move up in the newly approved
instructor career path (which generally parallels that of tenure track
faculty, yet with a focus on instruction and related duties). Appointments
are nine-month with summer teaching opportunities typically available. It
is required to have a minimum 4/4 teaching load without a research
assignment. The pay is competitive with similar instructor positions
nationally, and USF offers an impressive benefits package.



Successful candidates will be those who are committed to teaching a variety
of courses in areas supporting the Undergraduate Program in Information
Studies, particularly in the core curriculum, and should have a solid
grounding in Information Studies. This position also requires academic and
professional advising of new and current students, other administrative
support for the program, and to be active members of the School and
College. We will begin screening applications immediately and the review
process will continue until the positions are filled. Appointment is
expected for January 2013 (Spring 2013 semester), and salary is negotiable.



The following are the required and preferred qualifications of potential
candidates:



*Required:*

   - Evidence that the doctorate degree will be completed by the
   appointment date in Information Studies or a closely-related field.
   - Evidence of undergraduate/graduate teaching experiences.
   - Demonstrated ability to make extensive use of innovative distance
   learning technologies to support their teaching.
   - Masterís degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science
   program

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*Preferred:*

   - Evidence of exceptional teaching experiences both online and in-class
   environments.
   - Evidence that they are able to advise undergraduate students, as well
   as help in the overall administration of the program (course
scheduling, curriculum
   development, marketing, etc.)





*Application Process*

Applicants who wish to apply for this position should go to:
http://www.usf.edu/Employment/ and follow the links and instructions for
applying for the faculty line. When applying, keep in mind only the
required fields are needed at this time, which includes a cover letter, CV,
and a list of the names and contact information for three references. For
any further questions about this position please contact the search
committee chair JungWon Yoon at [log in to unmask]



*Equal Opportunity Statement*

USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, and is committed
to diversity in hiring, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
and is a Public Records Agency.



According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open
to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Dina Castellon at
(813) 974-3522, or by email at [log in to unmask] at least five working days
prior to need.  USF is an Equal Opportunity Institution.



-- 
JungWon Yoon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of South Florida
School of Information
4202 E. Fowler Ave, CIS 1040
Tampa, FL 33620