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Assistant or Associate Professor in Library & Information Sciences (2 Positions, Tenure Track/Tenured)
Old Dominion University

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Library & Information Sciences (2 Positions, Tenure Track/Tenured)
University Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Library Sciences (all categories)

Job Description

Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is inviting applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Library & Information Studies program. The department is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, graduate students, and staff. The successful candidates will hold a 10-month, academic year position and will contribute to the advancement of our Master of Library & Information Studies program with a commitment to academic excellence in research and teaching.

The primary responsibilities for this position are to:
    1. Produce high quality research for publication in top-ranked journals;
    2. Teach and develop graduate level, distance-education courses in librarianship and information studies;
    3. Contribute to systematic planning and development of the library and information studies program;
    4. Seek external funding opportunities to support scholarly activities, and;
    5. Participate in the professional and intellectual community through professional and university service.


Start Date
July 25, 2024
  1. Strong potential or history of research and scholarly activities;
  2. Demonstrated or potential ability to teach one or more of these MLIS Core classes: Knowledge Organization, Knowledge Resources, Library Management & Leadership.
  3. Candidates interested in the senior faculty position must have the requisite scholarly record to warrant a tenured appointment in the department

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university in library/information sciences or a related field by August 1, 2024.

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration or certification
Preferred Qualifications

  • An MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program;
  • A record of service and leadership in the profession;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity;
  • The ability to work collaboratively;
  • Experience with effective and innovative online, asynchronous instruction;
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and/or external grant experience;
  • Interest and experience in research and teaching in new and emerging areas of library and information studies; and
  • Professional and/or teaching experience in libraries, archives, or information organization.

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