[Asis-l] Assistant Professors USC

shastings at mailbox.sc.edu shastings at mailbox.sc.edu
Mon Sep 28 14:45:29 EDT 2009

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science
in Columbia invites applications and nominations for multiple tenure track
faculty positions at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2010.

Pursue your interests in an environment that provides support and
encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture.  Minimum requirements
include an earned doctorate in library and information science or a related
field, a clearly articulated research agenda, and enthusiasm for and
excellence in teaching in multiple delivery formats.

The School is particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in
the following areas: information science, school library media, information
organization and retrieval, and literacy. Selected candidates will be
expected to provide leadership and help focus the research, teaching, and
service missions of the School in their areas of specialization.

The School's MLIS degree program is fully accredited by the American Library
Association.  The school media preparation program is part of the
University's Professional Education Unit which is approved by the National
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  The School also
offers three programs of advanced study beyond the Master's degree (the
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Library and Information Science,
the Specialist in Library and Information Science, and the Ph.D. in Library
and Information Science).  In addition, we have a Bachelor of Science in
Information Science program and a joint Certificate of Health Communications
with Public Health and Communications. The School has a strong commitment to
distance education throughout the state of South Carolina and is one of two
Schools in the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies. The
second is the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Although the two
Schools are structurally separate, they are involved in a number of
collaborative activities, intend to share faculty expertise. The School is
located on the campus' historic Horseshoe. It has nationally recognized
programs in school library media, youth services, and medical librarianship.
Since its inception, the School has emphasized the use of information
technology as a vital component of library and information services. 

The University, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus,
fully accredited, state-supported system. The University of South
Carolina-Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other
highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education,
engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences,
nursing, and business administration. The University is a Carnegie Research
I institution. About 27,390 students are enrolled on the Columbia campus and
more than 40,000 throughout the system. The City of Columbia is the state
capital with a metropolitan area population of almost half a million. It is
a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and
it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. It is located within easy
driving distance of both mountains and coast. 

Applications and nominations are invited for positions to be available on
August 16, 2010. Salary is fully competitive. The Committee will begin full
reviews of applications and nominations on December 1, 2009 and continue
until the positions are filled. SLIS representatives will be available at
the ASIS&T and ALISE conferences. 

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a letter of application and a complete
resume including the names of three references to School of Library and
Information Science, Attn:  Faculty Searches, 1501 Greene Street, University
of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.  For further information or to submit
nominations, send an email to slisadmin at mailbox.sc.edu.

School Information is available at http://www.libsci.sc.edu/ . Minorities
and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina is
responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

The University of South Carolina is an equal opportunity institution.

Dr. S. K. Hastings
Director and Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina
Davis College
1501 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
hastings at sc.edu


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