[Asis-l] Two faculty positions

M Jay Norton mjnorton at ocean.otr.usm.edu
Fri Oct 11 15:09:18 EDT 2002

Library and Information Science Education

The University of Southern Mississippi invites nominations and applications 
for two tenure-track
positions at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Library and 
Information Science
(http://www-dept.usm.edu/~slis). Required qualifications: Ph.D. in library 
and information
science or one anticipated within the academic year; demonstrated skills 
with current information
technology. The successful candidate will be competent with information and 
technologies, services to multicultural populations, and interdisciplinary 
approaches to
information problems. The candidate will have a research agenda, expertise, 
and ability to teach in
one or more of the following areas: information storage/retrieval; digital 
libraries; reference;
database design and management; information architecture; library 
foundations; public or
technical services; children's and young adult services;  information 
transfer; archival
management; preservation; developing information technologies; and systems 
analysis.  Faculty
are expected to participate in development and delivery of courses via the 
Internet,  be proactive
in grant and proposal writing, research and publishing, be contributing 
members of the library and
information communities, and serve on faculty and university committees.

The University of Southern Mississippi is located in Hattiesburg, 
Mississippi, the commercial and
medical hub of southern Mississippi, with a population of more than 100,000 
and offering the
safety and friendliness of a small town along with the diversity and 
excitement of a small city.
Beautifully situated in the Pine Belt, the university is within easy 
driving distance of New Orleans,
Jackson, Mobile, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida panhandle. USM is a 
Carnegie Extensive
Research Institution with more than 15,000 students on two primary 
campuses, Hattiesburg, and
the Gulf Coast.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is 
January 2003, but may
be later depending on individual circumstances. Review of applications will 
begin October 1,
2002, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position(s) 
are filled. Please send a
letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for a 
minimum of three
references to Search Committee, School of Library and Information Science, 
Box 5146, The
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5146.

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