Assistant/Associate Professor and Program
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
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.
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
Preferred Experience, Skills,
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
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 http://jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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