MLIS Faculty Position Opening – Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street – Valdosta, GA 31698

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

Faculty Positions

Master of Library and Information Science Program January 2011 Applications and nominations are invited for a ten-month, tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the MLIS Program at Valdosta State University.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.  More information about the Program is available at http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/.

As the country’s most recently ALA-accredited program, the VSU MLIS program offers those joining the faculty an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of library services in Georgia and beyond.  VSU was an early adopter of distance education among Georgia universities, and the MLIS faculty are early adopters of new teaching technologies on our campus.  We enjoy a temperate climate and Southern hospitality.  Valdosta is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida.  The student body numbers about 12,100 of which 1,850 are graduate students.  For more information about the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu.  For more information about the community visit http://www.valdostachamber.com/.

The primary focus of the program is to educate librarians for academic, public, and special libraries in Georgia.  The student body is dispersed across the state.  Faculty are heavily involved in distance education, including Web-based teaching.  Effective communication with non-resident students is expected.

Required Qualifications:

1.    Completed doctorate by date of appointment

2.    Candidate holding a doctorate in a field other than Library and

Information Science must have, in addition to the doctorate, an ALA-accredited Masters degree.

3.    Teaching interest and research specialization in one of our four major program areas:  Technical Knowledge, Administration, Services in the Knowledge Society, and Resources for Clients.

4.    Commitment to distance education, including Web-based teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.    Experience with Web-based teaching and face-to-face teaching.

2.    Professional experience in a library or information center.

3.    Expertise in classification, cataloging, and indexing, to include digital metadata.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2010, and continue until appointment is made.  VSU is an equal opportunity educational institution.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, VSU faculty application form http://www.valdosta.edu/academic/documents/FacultyApp_2010.pdf, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.  VSU online application is required.  All material should be sent to:

Dr. Wallace Koehler, Professor and Director MLIS Program Valdosta State University 1500 N Patterson St – Odum 4630 Valdosta, GA 31698-0133 Email Submission:  wkoehler@valdosta.eduwkoehler@valdosta.edu
Fax:  229-259-5055

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