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Jenny S. Bossaller
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

College of Education

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
<http://sislt.missouri.edu/> †

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor, Youth Services in Libraries

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies seeks applicants for one (1) tenure-track position in library and information science. ††

Responsibilities: ††

TEACHING/ADVISING (40%)

RESEARCH (40%)

  • Conduct research in the youth services with particular interest in youth literacy and materials in print and digital formats, culturally diverse populations, and readers and reading in social contexts
  • Maintain an active, focused research agenda through publications, refereed conference presentations and grant activity.

SERVICE (20%)

  • Participate in recruiting for LIS program, including informational visits to all five instructional sites.†
  • Represent SISLT at state and national conferences.
  • Maintain and develop networks within the Missouri school and public library communities to advocate for youth services library science education.†
  • Represent SISLT on national, state, regional or University committees.
  • Work with graduate student association to foster networking and social connections.†

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate in library science or a related discipline by date of appointment.†
  • Demonstrated research focus in the youth services with particular interest in youth literacy and materials in print and digital formats, culturally diverse populations, and readers and reading in social contexts.
  • Professional experience in youth services in public and/or school libraries.†

Preferred Qualifications:


School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT)
SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education. †The School offers masterís programs in Library Science and Educational Technology and a Ph.D. program in Information Science and Learning Technologies. http://lis.missouri.edu. ††

MU College of Education
The College of Education is one of 19 schools/colleges at MU. †There are approximately 1,600 graduate students and 1,300 undergraduate students and approximately 84 tenure/tenure track faculty and 200 non-tenure track faculty. †The College has many research collaborations and professional organizations providing faculty and students with outstanding research opportunities. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the School, College and University. http://education.missouri.edu. †

University of Missouri (MU)
MU, a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution, is the flagship institution of the University of Missouriís four-campus system and is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River. It is located in Columbia, a community of approximately100,000 and rated as of one of the best small cities in the US by Money magazine. †MUís enrollment is approximately 34,000. It is one of the most comprehensive and diverse universities in the United States, and proudly embraces the land grant mission. http://missouri.edu/visitors. †††<http://www.missouri.edu/> ††††††††

Salary and Rank
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Appointment
The position is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 19, 2013. ††

Application Procedures
Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic †providing the information below:

Formal review of applications will begin December 3, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant which seeks the promotion and advancement of women in engineering. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. †To request ADA accommodations, please contact the College of Education at 573-884-2717.