Texas Woman's University- Denton Campus

Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor


School of Library and Information Studies


Opening Date: 09/18/2023
Closing Date:  07/31/2024

Job Description

The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The school seeks outstanding applicants who can teach in multiple areas of library and information science, with particular expertise in the areas of health librarianship, public librarianship, community-based librarianship, and/or user services. Experience with online course delivery is desirable, as is professional experience working in libraries or other information agencies.

Job Duties

The successful candidate is expected to engage in a wide range of activities as a faculty member including teaching, research, and service. They will teach courses in multiple areas of LIS at the master's level, will advise graduate students, and will work collaboratively with colleagues on school, campus, and professional committees. They will have a productive research agenda, which includes publications in scholarly journals and grant submissions. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusive excellence and will support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. The successful candidate will be expected to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, and staff, and will demonstrate the ability to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population. Holding weekly office hours on the Denton campus is expected.


Assistant Professor:
  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or a related discipline (ABD considered)
  • Commitment to meeting the educational needs of a diverse online student population
  • Strong potential for excellence in online course delivery; (d) strong potential for a productive research agenda
  • Willingness to participate in service activities of the school, college, university, and community
Associate Professor:
  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or a related discipline
  • Commitment to meeting the educational needs of a diverse online student population
  • Excellence in online course delivery
  • Has maintained a productive research agenda
  • Willingness to show leadership in service activities of the school, college, university, and community

Supplemental Information

School Information:

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education. The school offers the oldest continuously ALA-accredited master's degree program in the Southwest and its programs are available entirely online. The school offers graduate certificate programs in School Librarianship and Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship. The school supports curricula for students across the university, including an interdisciplinary informatics degree program, a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies, and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

University information:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the only woman-focused university system in the United States (although it is no longer exclusively for women). Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/professional public university that emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, library studies, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton, located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at:

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO/VEVRAA employer, supports diversity. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to [email protected] (e-mail subject line must include job title and job code number IRC 52732).