Lecturer of Library and Information Studies (12-Month, Non-Tenure Track)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of STEM and Professional Studies seeks applicants for a 12-month lecturer faculty position as a Lecturer of Library and Information Studies to start June 10, 2021. The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • To develop and teach undergraduate distance learning courses in library and information studies including the management of multiple sections of an information literacy course.
  • To participate in the administration, recruitment, and advising initiatives of the Master of Library and Information Studies program with the responsibility to advise graduate students in the MLIS program.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with employers in libraries, archives, and other related institutions to assist with recruitment, program growth, and placements. 
  • To participate in the professional and intellectual community through service in the program, department, and college.

The Department of STEM and Professional Studies is proud to support a diverse and inclusive culture.  Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.  

Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate should:

  • demonstrate evidence of teaching ability and fluency in information literacies and technology;
  • breadth of knowledge of the library profession and the preparation of information professionals;  
  • excellence in written and oral communication, and;
  • ability to maintain organized records and student files. 

Minimum Qualifications - Education or Training: The minimum requirement for this position is a Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.   

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in academic, public, or special libraries or other information centers.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/13059 and should include a letter of interest detailing the individual’s qualifications as they relate to the qualifications listed above as well as articulating a vision for librarianship. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial graduate transcript showing the earned graduate degree, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021.