[Asis-l] Professional Track Faculty Position, School Library Media at University of Maryland's iSchool

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*University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (Maryland’s
iSchool)Full-time, Professional Track Faculty Position in School Library

The iSchool at the University of Maryland (http://ischool.umd.edu) seeks an
energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a professional
track faculty position in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment
where teaching, service, and research are highly valued and colleagues
collaborate in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague who
will be a leader and teacher in the school library specialization of our
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program.

The School Library specialization within the MLIS program at the University
of Maryland is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation,
and our new specialization in Y(outh) eX(perience) (YX) offers a unique
educational path for students seeking to specialize in youth learning and
technologies in informal settings.

The responsibilities of this position will include:
1. Serving as the administrator of the School Library specialization,
a. Recruiting students for the specialization,
b. Working with school districts,
c. Overseeing internships,
d. Representing the specialization as needed in college committees, and
e. Managing the certification and accreditation requirements of the
specialization, including collection of learning outcomes data;
2. Teaching courses in the school library and related specializations,
including YX and Diversity & Inclusion, as applicable.

The iSchool enrolls over 500 students in four degree programs: Ph.D., a
Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Information Management (MIM),
and a Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Faculty members across
these programs teach as well as conduct collaborative research that takes
advantage of this interdisciplinary environment. The iSchool is
internationally known for its vibrant programs in archives, records
management, and library and information studies. Members of the faculty
hold joint appointments in Business, Education, English, the Institute for
Advanced Computer Studies, and the Information Policy and Access Center.
This is a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer
teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College.
Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and

*Minimum Qualifications*

   - Record of teaching excellence and innovation;
   - Experience teaching online;
   - Experience working with school library programs, either via
   partnership with an academic or other program, or as a school library media
   - PhD in Library & Information Studies, Education, or a related field;
   or PhD in an unrelated field with commensurate experience to establish
   expertise in school library media.

The ideal candidate will have:

   - Experience with program administration;
   - Familiarity with processes for complying with accreditation
   - Record of scholarship, professional experience, and/or outreach in the
   area of school library media.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The
University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status,
age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital
status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of
rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment,
educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, please go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/39132. You will need
to provide:

   - A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and
   expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the
   iSchool and the School Library specialization;
   - Your CV or resume;
   - A list of 3 professional references. For each reference, please
   include the person’s name, title, institution, contact information
   (including telephone number and email address), the capacity in which you
   know (or have known) this person (e.g., instructor, advisor, employer), and
   how long you have known this person.
   - A statement of your teaching philosophy and a small sample of teaching
   artifacts that represents you as a teacher.
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