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Instructor (Library & Information Science, School and Library Media Specialization)

School of Communcation & Information
Honolulu, Hawaii
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2023

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Instructor (School of Comm and Info)(Pos #84446)


Title: Instructor I-2 (School of Communication and Information)
Position Number: 0084446
Hiring Unit: UHM College of Social Sciences - School of Communication and Information – Library and Information Science
Location: Mānoa Campus, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822, United States
Date Posted: 03/30/23
Closing Date: Continuous; applications received by April 14, 2023 will be given priority.
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Position Type: Instructor
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Subject Area: School Library Media

Position Description: INSTRUCTOR

The Library and Information Science (LIS) Program, School of Communication and Information, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawai’i) seeks applicants for a position of Instructor to join our American Library

Association (ALA)-accredited program. This is a non-tenure track, permanent, full-time, 9-month, faculty appointment, position number 0084446, to begin August 1, 2023, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

The working mission of the new School of Communication and Information concerns how information flows—among people and communities, through media and technologies, and across time and cultures. We advance the practice of our goal to become a Native Hawaiian place of learning by focusing on relationships: working collaboratively to conduct research, design learning experiences, and engage with and support Hawaiian, indigenous and local information practices. We seek a colleague with a passion for teaching and engaging with students who can support and expand our curriculum. UH LIS graduates constitute roughly two thirds of the librarians, archivists and other information professionals in Hawai‘i.

Our School and university have a strong commitment to recruit and retain diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

More information about the School is available at


The emphasis of this position is on teaching, advising, management and oversight of the school library media specialization within the UHM LIS Program.

Duties include the following:

  • Teach graduate courses required for the school library media specialization.
  • Work with other LIS faculty to provide high quality online/hybrid learning experiences.
  • Administer the field-based school library preparation program face-to-face and/or via a variety of distance delivery modes.
  • Advise, mentor, and evaluate school library media students and prospective students.
  • Prepare reports and other documents required for the school library media specialization by state and national accrediting bodies.
  • Represent the LIS Program via active participation in local professional organizations and community events.
  • Meet regularly with counterparts at other universities/statewide agencies to keep abreast of new and innovative measures at other institutions.
  • Collaborate with other professional development school stakeholders, including colleagues at the university, school level personnel, community leaders and alumni to create and sustain our school library media specialization.
  • Participate in LIS accreditation, recruiting, planning and other program development activities.
  • Provide service to the university, public and private schools, and professional community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library and information science or a closely related field from an American Library Association accredited institution.
  2. Experience teaching post-secondary courses and/or conducting workshops.
  3. Any combination of education, professional and/or volunteer experience that provides evidence of the ability and initiative to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Doctoral degree in education, LIS or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  2. Experience teaching in K-12 school libraries.
  3. Experience with program accreditation activities and/or report writing.
  4. Experience mentoring and supervising students in classroom and field-based settings.
  5. Experience working with in-service school librarians in professional development or professional learning communities.
  6. Demonstrated ability working with diverse/multicultural populations.
  7. Experience teaching online.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 84446, JOB# 2023-00684

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach the required documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter summarizing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, how you define and seek to advance School Library Media Librarianship through this position, which specific courses you envision teaching, and how you would contribute to the LIS Program as a whole
  3. A statement describing your experiences and approach to teaching and mentoring students
  4. A statement describing how you envision contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion within the context of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
  5. Names and contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) of three individuals willing to provide professional reference letters
  6. Official transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (copies of transcripts are acceptable, but the official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials will not be returned.

Inquiries: Dr. Noriko Asato, Associate Professor, Library & Information Science Program,

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by April 14, 2023, will be given priority.

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:
Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.
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Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.

Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link:

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