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Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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Subject: Assistant/Associate Professor position - Valdosta State MLIS Program

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applicants for an academic, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department, College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include:
• Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or E.D.)
• MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science program.
• Professional work experience in a library or information center.
• Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potential to meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
• Online higher education course teaching experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses.
• Experience in mentoring or advising students.
• Familiarity with adult learning styles.
• Demonstrated experience with collection development.
• Demonstrated experience teaching collection development courses.
• Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research designs.
• Demonstrated experience teaching Social Science research courses.
• Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
• Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
• Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
• Understands program assessment in higher education.
• Demonstrated experience with ALA COA accreditation process
• Demonstrated experience with project management in an academic setting.
• Commitment to service in an academic setting.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week. For more information on this position please contact Dr. Linda Most, Department Head via email lrmost@ or phone 229-245-6534.

Online application is required and should be submitted at . Deadline to apply is April 14, 2017.

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Linda R. Most, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Department Head
Department of Library and Information Studies
Dewar College of Education and Human Services
Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street, Odum 4600
Valdosta GA 31698
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229-245-6534 (voice)
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