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