St. Catherine University 

Job Title

Assistant Professor (School Library Media)


Master of Library and Information Science Program


Opening Date: 09/04/2020
Closing Date:  10/23/2020

Job Description

The Master of Library and Information Science Program (MLIS) at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Assistant Professor to teach in and coordinate the School Library Media Specialist (SLMS) licensure program in the Master of Library and Information Science Degree Program.

The selected candidate is expected to have responsibilities in teaching, research and service.

This is a one-year renewable appointment. 

Job Duties

  • Teaching in the classroom, online, and in the clinical setting, and coordinating academic-clinical partnership activities
  • Engage in scholarship and service per University guidelines
  • Advise graduate students in the SLMS Program
  • Engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations
  • The selected candidate will work closely with the St. Catherine University Education Department as well as with the Minnesota Department of Education to move students towards licensure
  • Ensure that courses in the SLMS Program comply with state and federal standards, and file necessary reports with the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Provide oversight for the SLMS curriculum and will occasionally teach courses in the general MLIS Program
  • The teaching load is six sections (18 credits) per academic year
  • This position receives one course release per year to coordinate the SLMS Program


Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Licensed School Library Media Specialist with experience working in school libraries
Preferred qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in school librarianship, education, educational technology, or closely related discipline
  • School Library Media Specialist License in state of Minnesota
  • Experience teaching pre-licensure students in classroom and clinical formats

Supplementation Information

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, work, research and/or service.

Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply.

Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at [email protected] or 651-690-6565.

How to Apply

To electronically apply, visit the St. Catherine University employment site

Attach a cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates selected for an interview will need to provide three references. 

Official transcripts and successful background check will be required for employment.

For information, contact Dr. Joyce Yukawa, Program Director ([email protected]).