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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Library Science

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Commensurate with Qualifications
Posted Date
Mar 7, 2023

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East Carolina University

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Library Science
Vacancy #:  931660
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  04/05/2023

Organizational Unit Overview
The College of Education is housed at East Carolina University. The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions (IDP) is one of 6 instructional departments within the College of Education. IDP houses graduate program and certificate areas in Counselor Education, Adult Education, and Library Science.

Job Duties
The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education at East Carolina University is seeking one (1) full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty member in Library Science. The position is at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor and begins August 2023. The MLS program at East Carolina University has three master’s degree concentrations: academic librarianship, public librarianship, and school librarianship. The teaching mode is primarily asynchronous online.

The candidate for the Assistant/Associate Professor position will teach graduate courses in a fully online format and will serve in additional, value-added capacities to the department through recruitment and retention initiatives, curriculum development and improvement, and accreditation/assessment efforts. The successful candidate will conduct research, teach, and advise students in our ALA-accredited master’s degree program. Program, department, college, university, and professional service is also expected.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience
A Doctoral degree in library, information sciences, or a related field is required. Candidates must have the ability to teach two or more of the core courses (foundations, reference, technology, administration & management, research literacy, organization of information, collection development).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they will support students in the public librarianship concentration through their research or teaching; as well as a documented record or ability to build a record of research and scholarship, and experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats.

Candidates with Ph.D. or Ed.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor upon initial appointment. ABD candidates will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to your first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
In addition to the required qualifications, the following experiences, skills, and training/education are preferred: A master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association; Research and teaching interests in areas that complement any of the program’s areas of expertise; Experience teaching courses at the graduate level; Experience teaching online courses. Specialized knowledge of library management and budgeting, public librarianship, rural librarianship, organization of information, or technologies for library services is especially welcome. Candidates with experience and interest in public librarianship are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Applicants are required to submit a candidate profile online and attach a current CV, list of references with contact information, a statement of research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy that identifies courses from the core curriculum the candidate can teach with minimal or some preparation, and a letter of interest. The successful candidates must provide official transcripts upon hire.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 04/05/23 to be considered.  Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #931660 to ECU Human Resources at

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East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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