The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science is Hiring Four Faculty

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Come join the team at the University of South Carolina changing the world! We are looking for four positions this year.

Augusta Baker Chair (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/21265)

The College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina seeks an outstanding candidate to fill the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair in Childhood Literacy, the first academic chair at the University of South Carolina honoring an African-American woman. Augusta Baker was the first African-American Director of Children’s Services at the New York Public Library and former Storyteller-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina.

The College of Information and Communications is seeking a candidate that will build on Augusta Baker’s legacy by advancing our knowledge of youth literacy and services in traditional and digital environments. The successful candidate will provide national and state leadership in the teaching, research, and service missions of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS). The Chair will be actively involved with the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy, an initiative dedicated to research, development, and community involvement to eliminate illiteracy in South Carolina and across the country.

The SLIS-MLIS program is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), and its school librarianship preparation program is approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition to the MLIS degree, SLIS offers the Ph.D. and two other post-master’s degrees. The School also offers an undergraduate degree in information science. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Associate/Full Professor (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19787)

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018.

Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats.

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas:

Information Science
Academic Libraries
Research Methodologies
Information Retrieval
Archives
Digital Repositories

Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Responsibilities:
Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

Instructor (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19718)

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications for a non-tenure track 11-month instructor position.

Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Those with an earned master in library and information science, information technology, or a related field are encouraged to apply. This position requires experience and enthusiasm for teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. Non-tenure track faculty at The University of South Carolina are engaged in instruction, service, administration, and research.

Responsibilities:
Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
Remain current in developments and trends in subject and research areas
Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Support the mission of the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy including Cocky’s Reading Express, this could include fundraising and grant writing
Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community
The School is particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in one or more of the following:
Young Adult Services
Digital Literacy
Children’s and Teen Literature
School Libraries

Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Visiting Professor (https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/21262)

The School of Library and Information Science invites applications from exceptional candidates for a visiting position for the fall and spring terms of the 2018-19 academic year. Specifically, we are looking for a visiting professor to collaborate with a faculty dedicated to social impact through information, knowledge, and librarianship. Rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The School of Library and Information Science faculty is accomplished and engaging. It is a vibrant intellectual culture at the flagship campus of the University of South Carolina. With our colleagues in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications we make up the College of Information and Communications. The successful candidate will be working with a school with extensive regional and international ties

Minimum Qualification is a Master’s Degree