University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Job Title

Clinical Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science


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 Clinical Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will serve primarily undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science program which is rapidly growing and is housed on the main campus in Greensboro, NC with additional opportunities to teach in the ALA accredited Master of Library & Information Science program. This position is a non-tenure, 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract.

Clinical faculty members are evaluated based on responsibilities in teaching 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

  • Deliver high caliber face to face teaching and program services in all Information or Technology related fields. This position has a teaching load of 4:4
  • Developing courses for the B.S. in Information Science
  • Advising students
  • Community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University
  • Support in assisting undergraduates with career development and building skills in lifelong learning


Experience in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential to this position, as is a commitment to face to face education along with flexibility in a variety of educational delivery modes.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • Background in Digital Humanities, Critical Technology Studies, Human Computer Interaction, Undergraduate Research, Data Science, and/or User Research. Strong preference for applicants who have an earned doctorate in an information science, computer science, or other technology related field.
  • Either demonstrated skill in at least one programming language or demonstrated deep knowledge of the impact that information and communication technologies have on society.
  • Experience in the educational enrichment of undergraduates through extracurricular activities.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who blend these disciplinary lenses with access, equity, and inclusion.

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 Office. In the BSIS program, 41% of the students identify 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.

Launched in Fall 2020, the BSIS is the newest undergraduate program in the School of Education, and it has grown to more than 75 students in 2021..

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 of approximately 750 words
  4. a diversity statement
  5. evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and
  6. the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references

For questions, contact:

Nora Bird, [email protected]
Zach Frazier, [email protected]


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