The University of Southern Mississippi

Job Title

Assistant Teaching Professor


School of Library and Information Science


Opening Date: 10/24/2022
Closing Date:  01/31/2023

Job Description

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, Assistant Teaching Professor of Library and Information Science. This expected start date will be in August 2023.

The School of Library and Information Science is seeking someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university community, and a commitment to university service and campus engagement. The School values accountability, high ethical standards, and personal integrity among employees. The School is especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include:

  1. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in online synchronous and asynchronous formats.
  2. Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Following protocols established by the university and the school.
  4. Practicing principled ethical decision-making in the workplace.
  5. Providing service to the School, College, University, and professional organizations.
  6. Engaging in scholarship as appropriate.
  7. Performing other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students online. On-campus office hours are required for advising students, meeting prospective students, and participating in university, college, and school activities. The candidate will participate in curriculum development and engage in professional and university service.

Candidates who are currently completing a doctoral degree must submit evidence indicating completion of the degree prior to the date of appointment.

Candidates requiring sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1B visa) are not considered.-An earned doctorate in library and information science, education, or related field-Master’s degree in library and information science-Evidence of successful teaching experience in both online formats.

Supplemental Information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in one or more of the traditional library and information science core areas
  • Demonstrated competence in emergent technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new courses
  • Demonstrated competence in current information technology
  • Work experience in a library, archive, or cultural repository