Assistant Professor - Masters of Library and Information Science

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor - Masters of Library and Information Science Primary Campus St. Paul Posting Number 20200018-FAC Position Responsibilities

The Masters of Library and Information Science Program (MLIS)at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor to teach in and coordinate the School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) licensure program in the Master of Library and Information Science Degree Program. The selected candidate is expected to have responsibilities in teaching, research and service.

TheMLISProgram at St. Catherine University is a mission-driven and student-centered program that works to empower people through information and technology for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world. Our students are prepared to be critical thinkers and leading information professionals who promote equity through access, use, evaluation, sharing, and creation of information. TheMLISprogram is the onlyALA-accredited program in the state of Minnesota and has formed strong partnerships with area school libraries.

University Information:
Based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Kate’s is home to a diverse group of nearly 5,000 students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. At its heart, the legacy of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJs), informs every facet of the private Catholic University. Faculty and Staff evidence commitment to the values inspired by the Sisters, including those of community, spirituality, and social justice. We welcome, teach and mentor a diverse student population and support faculty and staff in their goals to create a culture of inclusive excellence

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching in the classroom, online, and in the clinical setting, and coordinating academic-clinical partnership activities
  • Engage in scholarship and service per University guidelines
  • Advise graduate students in theSLMSProgram
  • Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations
  • The selected candidate will work closely with the St. Catherine University Education Department as well as with the Minnesota Department of Education to move students towards licensure
  • Ensure that courses in theSLMSProgram comply with state and federal standards, and file necessary reports with the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Provide oversight for theSLMScurriculum and will occasionally teach courses in the generalMLISProgram
  • The teaching load is six sections (18 credits) per academic year
  • This position receives one course release per year to coordinate theSLMSProgram
Position Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science
  • Licensed School Library Media Specialist with experience working in school libraries

    Preferred qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in school librarianship, education, educational technology, or closely related discipline
  • School Library Media Specialist License in state of Minnesota
  • Experience teaching pre-licensure students in classroom and clinical formats.
EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty and staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, work, research and/or service.

To apply:Please go to the St. Catherine University employment site to electronically apply. Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for an interview will need to provide three references. Official transcripts and successful background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Dr. Joyce Yukawa, Program Director ( Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020 and the posting will close on October 23, 2020.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Permanent Link to Posting Posting Start Date 09/04/2020 Close Date 10/23/2020 Hiring Manager Name Hiring Manager Email Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please give two specific examples of actions and/or contributions you have made in your current or previous roles to promote a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion. What were the outcomes?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are mission critical at St. Kate's. If you are hired for this position, what specific actions would you take to demonstrate your commitment to DEI?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer H1-B sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  5. Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Please indicate your highest level of completed education.
    • High School diploma / G.E.D.
    • Certificate program
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • PhD or other doctorate level degree
  7. Are you a licensed School Library Media Specialist?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. In which state do you hold your School Library Media Specialist license?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
Optional Documents

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