The School of Library and Information Science at The University of Southern
Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, has two tenure-track assistant
professors positions available. Minimum qualifications to be considered for
either of these positions are as follows:

▪   Completed doctorate in library and information science or closely
allied discipline

▪   Master's degree in library and information science with work experience
in a library or repository setting

▪   Skill with current information and communications technology

▪   Demonstrated potential as a researcher and instructor

▪   Candidates will have a research agenda, expertise and ability to teach
in one or more of the traditional library science core, including but not
limited to the following: school libraries, services to youth, technical
services, collection development, organization and retrieval, archival
studies, database design and management, information transfer, information
literacy and instructional design.
▪   Candidates will be knowledgeable about services to multicultural
populations and interdisciplinary approaches to information problems.

Preference will be given to those candidates with a year or more of
experience in libraries, archives or cultural repositories.

Faculty in the School of Library and Information Science teach at both the
undergraduate and graduate levels, participate in the development and
delivery of synchronous courses via Internet, must be proactive in grant
writing and seeking external funding, be contributing members of the
library and information science community locally and nationally, and serve
on faculty and university committees. On-campus office hours and committee
attendance is required.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive
doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being
a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform
lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which
enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus
university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six
additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf
Coast and Meridian. The Hattiesburg campus is 110 miles northeast of New
Orleans, La., and 80 miles northwest of Mobile, Ala., set in the Great
Southern Pine Forrest. Learn more at

Information about the School of Library and Information Science is found at

Applicants should also upload statements of research plans and start-up
needs in addition to application and cover letter. The statement of
start-up needs should be detailed and realistic. Apply at



Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D., Associate Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5146
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Co-Managing Editor, SLIS Connecting

*Information Literacy in the Digital Age: An Evidence-Based Approach
*by T.S. Welsh and M.S. Wright (Chandos, 2010)

British Summer Studies LIS Course, Summer 2013

Phone: 601.296.0528
Fax: 601.266.5774