The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 2014.


Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred, but strong candidates who are ABD with a fixed graduation date will be considered.  Position requires a clearly articulated research agenda, and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in multiple delivery formats. At the associate level, evidence of scholarly production and leadership is also required.


The School is particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in the following areas: data and information management, archives and digital curation, information architecture and social media apps.  These areas of expertise are especially important to the school's collaborative partnerships with computer science and health communication programs as well as our research concentrations in cultural heritage and literacy.  Selected candidates will be expected to provide leadership and help with our commitment to diversity through our research, teaching, and service missions of the School in their areas of specialization.


The School’s MLIS degree program is fully accredited by the American Library Association.  The school media preparation program is part of the University’s Professional Education Unit which is approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  The School also offers three programs of advanced study beyond the Master’s degree (the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Library and Information Science, the Specialist in Library and Information Science, and the Ph.D. in Library and Information Science).  In addition, we have a Bachelor of Science in Information Science program and a joint Certificate of Health Communications with Public Health and Communications. Faculty teach across all degree programs.


The School has a strong commitment to distance education throughout the state of South Carolina and is one of two Schools in the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. The second is the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Although the two Schools are structurally separate, they are involved in a number of collaborative activities, intended to share faculty expertise. The School is located on the campus’ historic Horseshoe. It has nationally recognized programs in school library media, youth services, and medical librarianship. Since its inception, the School has emphasized the use of information technology as a vital component of library and information services.


Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina-Columbia is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-supported system. USC-Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. The University is a Carnegie Research I institution. About 31,300 students are enrolled on the Columbia campus and more than 44,000 throughout the system. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of almost half a million. It is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. It is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.


Applications and nominations are invited for positions to be available in August 2014. Salary is fully competitive. The Committee will begin full reviews of applications and nominations on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. SLIS representatives will be available at the ASIS&T and the ALISE conferences.


TO APPLY: Applicants should send a letter of application and a complete resume including the names of three references to Ms. Angela Wright, [log in to unmask], School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Davis College, 1501 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208.


For further information or to submit nominations, send an email to [log in to unmask] or call (803) 777-3858.


School Information is available at Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity institution.