Texas Woman's University

Job Title

Assistant Professor or Instructor


School of Library and Information Studies


Opening Date: 09/07/2021
Closing Date:  07/31/2022

Job Description

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for a regular faculty position in the area of School Librarianship. Candidates with doctoral degree will be considered at tenure-track Assistant Professor rank. Candidates without doctoral degree will be considered at nontenure-track Instructor rank.

We are searching for applicants who are qualified to teach in the area of School Librarian Certification. While specializing primarily in School Librarianship, applicants should be committed to the concept of the LIS discipline as a whole and be willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS. The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. This new faculty member will support our student learning and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant’s research agenda.
  • Engagement in the school’s curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours and physical presence at work on Denton campus.


  • A Ph.D. in LIS or a closely-related field, with ABD considered (for appointment at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor rank); OR
  • An M.LS/M.L.I.S. and at least three years of professional experience in a school library setting (for appointment at regular Instructor rank).
  • A current school librarian certification.
  • An emerging line of research that relates to the applicant’s teaching and service.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experiences.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

Supplementation Information

Texas Woman's University 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 submit the application via email to [email protected] and include the job code (IRC 36480) in the subject line. Attach:
(a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes;
(b) the current curriculum vitae;
(c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and
(d) the names and contact information for three references.

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