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Openings for Assistant Professor and Lecturer/Instructor

19 Dec 2021 01:53 | iSchools News (Administrator)

University of South Carolina, School of Information Science 

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022

The iSchool at the University of South Carolina announces the following openings:

Assistant Professor in Information Science: Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant level to begin fall 2022. Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree in library and information science or a closely related field by the start date of employment; however, advanced ABDs may be considered with a set date of defense. Applicants must demonstrate a record of, or the potential for:

  1. Active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the study of public libraries and librarianship
  2. Contributing instructional expertise to the school’s MLIS program; the Ph.D. program; and/or the information science undergraduate major and minor
  3. Mentoring graduate students
  4. Developing a program of research and scholarship in their specialty area

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with a specialization in Public Librarianship and one or more of the following: Youth Services and programming; Adult services and programming;Community outreach and library services to under-served populations; Social justice issues; Intellectual Freedom; Emerging technologies; Leadership and advocacy. Learn more

Lecturer/Instructor in Data, Media, and Society: Candidtaes are invited for with a full-time Lecturer/Instructor in Data, Media, and Society with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. A suitable candidate must be able to teach courses online and in-person in programming, database, data analytics, and digital communications courses to undergraduate and graduate students. The start date for the position is August 2022. This is an annual 9-month appointment that may be renewed for two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory job performance and program needs. There will also be opportunities for additional summer teaching. The position is ideal for a candidate interested in a career in academia with teaching as a major focus. Learn more

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