Louisiana State University

Job Title

Assistant Professor


School of Library & Information Science


Opening Date: 11/01/2022
Closing Date:  01/31/2023

Job Description

SLIS invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor from candidates with a demonstrated potential for research and teaching in one or more of the following areas:
  • Health information (including but not limited to consumer and public health and/or health informatics) with a focus on health justice
  • Informatics, specifically with respect to information justice
  • School librarianship with a focus on information literacy instruction, specifically with respect to information justice
This is a nine-month position. The teaching load is two courses per semester with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Additionally, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, or experience has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The appointment begins August 2023. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023 and will continue until a candidate is selected

Job Duties

Engage in scholarly research in the appropriate area leading to publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Seek appropriate grant funding for such research. Develop and teach electives in the appropriate area. Teach one or more core courses for the MLIS and other courses as assigned. Advise and mentor students. Actively assist with student recruitment and participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the School, the College, and the University.


Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Library & Information Science or an allied field. Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with current SLIS faculty. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated success in acquiring research grants. Experience teaching online asynchronous courses at the graduate level.

Supplemental Information

The LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online prestigious education in library and information science, with a current enrollment of more than 500 graduate students. It is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana.

SLIS offers a dual degree with the Department of History, an undergraduate minor, and three certificate options. SLIS is a member of iSchools, a group of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field. SLIS is part of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. For more information, visit the School of Library & Information Science.

How to Apply

Application details available at:

Applicants must submit:

  • A letter of application with a narrative description of your background, interests, and qualifications for the position (3-page maximum). Describe courses you are qualified to teach and/or classes you have taught in the past, your research interests and scholarly activities, and relevant practical experience 
  • A current curriculum vita with links to scholarly research articles
  • Copies of scholarly research articles not linked to in the c.v. (if any)
  • Contact information for three references

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