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931592 Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

East Carolina University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

Organizational Unit Overview

The College of Education is located at East Carolina University. The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions (IDP) is one of 6 instructional departments within the College of Education. IDP houses graduate programs and certificate areas in Counselor Education, Adult Education, and Library Science.  We welcome candidates from underrepresented groups. Candidates with expertise and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives are highly encouraged to apply. Desirable candidates for the position will value mentoring tenure-track faculty through a successful promotion and tenure process and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for academic leadership.

Job Duties        

The Department of Interdisciplinary Professions in the College of Education at East Carolina University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty member in Library Science. The position is at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position begins August 2022. 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 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.

The secondary administrative appointment as Program Coordinator will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight of the MLS program; ensure compliance with ALA accreditation requirements and serve as ALA liaison; provide oversight of program marketing, admissions, student evaluation, curriculum, and program development; act as liaison with department, college, and university administration; and provide effective representation and advocacy for the MLS program. The individual in this position is expected to maintain an agenda of research, teaching, and service including teaching one graduate course per semester.  The successful candidate will also advise students in our ALA-accredited master’s degree program with concentrations in school, public, and academic librarianship. 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 knowledge and experience with ALA accreditation and ALISE statistical reporting processes. Candidates must be able to teach two or more of the core courses (foundations, reference, technology, administration & management, research literacy, organization of information, collection development).  Candidates are also expected to have a 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/Associate Professor upon initial appointment. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

In addition to a Doctoral degree, it is preferred that candidates also have a master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association.  Candidate’s research and teaching interests may 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, school librarianship, organization of information, or technologies for library services is especially welcome and preferred.

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.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 931592 to ECU Human Resources at

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

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