The University of Hawaii

Department of Information and Computer Sciences

Library and Information Science Program

School Library Media Assistant Professor Position for August 2013

The University of Hawaii Library and Information Science Program, within
the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, seeks a visionary
faculty member for a full-time, academic year appointment, tenure-track
position to begin August 2013 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the
area of School Library Media. The LIS Program offers preparation for school
media specialist licensure in collaboration with the state Department of
Education and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. The successful candidate
will lead our highly ranked ALA accredited School Library Media Specialist

Position Summary: This dynamic individual is expected to teach courses in
administration and instruction in K-12 school libraries that are required
for state licensure and maintain an active role in advising master's
students, supervising graduate internship experiences at K-12 school
placements, and participating in professional organizations at the state,
national, and international levels. This highly motivated individual will
exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and
scholar in any of the following areas: school library media specialization,
digital media pedagogy, youth services in a networked world, online
learning, m-learning and educational technology. The ideal candidate will
develop a research program integrating elements of library and information
science with those of the ICS Department and related units across the
university to catalyze new knowledge. Research areas could include
indigenous knowledge, educational technology, cultural sustainability,
learning analytics, or information technology literacy and instruction.

The ICS department and the LIS Program are highly interdisciplinary and we
especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups
working in these or other areas of library and information science with a
strong commitment to cross-disciplinary research and cultural diversity. A
primary goal of the LIS Program is to provide rich opportunities for
students to become future leaders within an expanding global information
environment. Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate
will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer
Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus,
and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a
Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability,
technology, community and diversity.

Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential. The teaching load is two
graduate courses per semester with the option of summer teaching. Teaching
modes include face-to-face, and web-based synchronous and asynchronous
distance education. All faculty are expected to work with diverse
constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid
modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and
promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain funding.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate from an accredited university in Library and Information
Science, Education, or a related field; MLIS or equivalent from an
ALA-accredited institution; commitment to effective teaching; and poise and
good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications

College or university teaching experience; and teaching experience in K-12

The Academic Setting:

The Library and Information Science Program is part of the Department of
Information and Computer Sciences within the College of Natural Sciences,
and offers an ALA-accredited Master's program, Certificates in Advanced
Library and Information Science (CALIS), dual Master’s degree agreements
with several disciplines, and participates in a multidisciplinary PhD in
Communication and Information Sciences. The Program has over 100 master’s
students and over 2600 alumnae. Learning takes place in classrooms with
current technology and online with a variety of ICTs. The School Library
Media Specialist Track consistently ranks among the top 10 programs in
North America. Strong relationships with computer science, information and
technology services and library services provide a rich environment for
teaching and research.

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) is a public,
research-intensive, land grant, sea grant, and space grant Institution. UHM
is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. With an
enrollment of over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UHM provides
a vibrant, modern campus environment where students can become accomplished
individuals, learn from award winning faculty, and make a positive
difference in the community, the state, the nation, and the world.

Honolulu is ideally located on the island of Oahu, convenient to towns,
mountains, and beaches. The area offers year-round outdoor activities, a
multicultural arts community, and cultural benefits of a Carnegie I

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and continue until the
position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and level of appointment. Please submit electronically the
following: letter of interest, complete curriculum vita, description of
research areas, and contact information for at least three references to
Dr. Diane Nahl, Search Committee Chair ([log in to unmask]) with “SLMS Faculty
Position” in the subject line.

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Hawaii
is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a
variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.
Professor Diane Nahl
University of Hawaii, Information and Computer Sciences Department
Library and Information Science Program
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822