Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - School of Information Studies

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - School of Information Studies

   

Position Type:

Faculty

   

Department:

LSUAM HSE - School of Library and Information Science (Carol Lee Barry (00006222))

   

Work Location:

0267 Charles E. Coates Hall

   

Pay Grade:

Academic

   

Job Description:

The School of Information Studies announces the availability of a full-time Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position to teach graduate courses in library & information science with a focus in librarianship. The candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence and service to the profession. This is a 12-month appointment starting December 2023 and may be renewed annually. Multiple year appointments are available upon successful evaluation of the first year. Relocation to Baton Rouge is not required for this position.

Rank:  Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (AP-PP)

Minimum Qualifications:  Earned MLIS or equivalent degree in Library & Information Science. Experience teaching courses online.

Preferred Qualifications:  Earned PhD degree in Library & Information Science or in a related area. Experience teaching university LIS graduate-level courses online.

Responsibilities:  The AP-PP appointment is for 80% teaching and 20% service as described below: 

80% Teaching: Teach online graduate courses through LSU Online to support the Online Master of Library and Information Science degree. The teaching load is ten (10) course per calendar year divided into the following: two (2) courses in each of the 7-week Fall and Spring terms (Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2) and one (1) course in each of the 5-week Summer terms (Summer 1, Summer 2).

20% Service: Provide advising to students; supervise student internships; serve on appropriate School, College, University, and Professional committees; and fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more! More information at http://lsu.edu/benefits.

The School and College: The School of Information Studies is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE), School of Education, the School of Kinesiology the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

The LSU School of Information Studies (SIS) is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana. In addition to the online MLIS program, SIS offers entirely online graduate certificates in Archival Studies, Records & Information Management, and School Librarianship. SIS also offers an undergraduate minor in digital studies and several ILC courses. SIS is a member of the iSchools, a group of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and is part of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education.

The University: As the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, the mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application Procedures: Applications should include the following materials:
1. A letter of application
2. A teaching & service statement
3. A current curriculum vita
4. Sample course syllabi developed by the applicant (if available)
5. Course evaluations (if available)
6. Copies of graduate study transcripts
7. Names and contact information of three academic/professional references.

Salary information is available upon request. For questions, please contact:

Dr. Edward Benoit, III
Associate Director
ebenoit@lsu.edu

   

Posting Date:

October 3, 2023

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

   

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).

   

HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email HR@lsu.edu.  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.