University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology


Library and Information Science


Opening Date: 11/17/2021
Closing Date:  01/15/2022

Job Description

The Department of Library and Information Science invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will serve in the Master of Teacher Education in Instructional Technology, which is a fully online degree program. This position is a 9-month appointment on the main Greensboro campus with promotion and tenure possibilities.

Tenure-track faculty members have responsibilities in three areas: teaching, research, and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2022 and salary is commensurate with qualifications

Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. 

Job Duties

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • High caliber online teaching as well as research and service in all related fields will be considered with special interest in the areas of Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or Human Computer Interaction
  • Developing courses for the degree
  • Advising students at the master’s level
  • Recruitment of students to the program
  • Program development and administration
  • Community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University


The ideal candidate will have:
  • An earned doctorate degree in some aspect of instructional technology and design, or in a highly related area. Applicants should demonstrate a defined program of research with strong theoretical foundations focused on technology-based learning. Multiple areas of expertise will be considered: online/virtual/multimodal learning, self-regulated learning, adaptive learning systems, or corporate training and workplace learning. Of particular interest would be a scholar who combines one of these areas with a focus on access, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience in recruitment, admissions, and advising of master’s level students
  • Commitment to diversity as demonstrated in the diversity statement
  • Strong preference for applicants with program coordinator/development experience
  • Experience in corporate, academic, military, non-profit, or the K-12 setting is preferred

Supplementation Information

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is considered a minority-serving institution with a student body in Fall 2019 consisting of 16,106 undergraduates, among which approximately 34.7% (n=5,588) identify as African American and 11.7% (n=1,879) identify as Hispanic or Latinx. The University and the School of Education have worked to strengthen the commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as evidenced by the statement from the Chancellor’s Office and the Dean’s OfficeThe LIS Department has made strides in recruiting underrepresented groups to the student body with over 20% of the graduate students identifying as BIPOC.

We invite applications from candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within the context of their respective disciplinary area. The candidate’s commitment to the promotion of EDI may be reflected in one or more areas including, but not limited to, teaching and other forms of dissemination of information that promotes a more inclusive and equitable society, the promotion of equity and inclusion within professional communities and professional practices associated with specific disciplinary fields, the cultivation of knowledge advancing equity and supporting more diverse and inclusive communities, and interdisciplinary scholarship that resides at the nexus of EDI and other disciplinary areas. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package..

More about the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with “high research activity” and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. It is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina. UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions in the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

UNCG has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age.

How to Apply

Candidates should upload the following materials electronically via the system:

  1. a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications
  2. current vitae
  3. teaching philosophy statement(1500 words or less)
  4. a diversity statement(1000 words or less). Potential areas to address could include
    1. your values related to diversity,
    2. your experiences working with diverse populations, and
    3. your future plans related to inclusivity
  5. evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e., course evaluations, sample syllabi, media)
  6. the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references

For questions, contact: Nora Bird, [email protected]


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