Southern Connecticut State University

Job Title

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track


Information and Library Science


Opening Date: 02/01/2024
Closing Date:  03/31/2024

Job Description

This is a tenure-track, 10-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2024. The review of the applications will begin March 31, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Specialization(s): Information and Library Science with expertise in state-of-the-art technologies relevant to library and information services applications.


Job Duties

The successful candidate will carry a 9.0-credit instructional load each semester with additional intersession options available. The candidate will also make significant contributions to the expansion of the curriculum for the MLIS program in the area of information technology and the framework used in its assessment. Other responsibilities include: Developing and expanding a profile in research and research dissemination; Student Advising; Acting in various roles in department, college and university committees and professional organizations; Contributing to program development and assessment for ALA accreditation requirements.



  • A doctorate in information and library science or related field (impending graduation/defense will be considered)
  • MLS or MLIS
  • Evidence of scholarly, published peer-reviewed research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Instructional experience/developing curriculum for an online environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, and staff

  • Research agenda that directly connects information technology to information/media/digital literacy, equity, and the digital divide
  • Graduate-level instructional experience
  • Experience working with cutting-edge library technology applications
  • Interest in multi-disciplinary research and programmatic collaboration
  • Some experience developing externally funded research and program initiatives
  • Familiarity with the ALA accreditation process.

Supplementation Information

The ILS Department is one of five departments in the College of Education and is focused on providing quality graduate education, including the development of in-service and post-graduate program offerings. The SCSU MLIS program is the only one in Connecticut and as a fully online program, it serves students from throughout New England and other regions. In addition to the MLIS, the Department offers Connecticut school library media specialist certification.

How to Apply

For full consideration please submit:

  • A letter that addresses accomplishments and research interests
  • A one-page teaching philosophy statement
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copies of official graduate transcripts
  • Names of three references with email and phone contact information
All application materials must be submitted electronically to the ILS Search Committee at [email protected] no later than March 31, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
For inquiries, contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Cindy Schofield and Dr. Eino Sierpe at [email protected]

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