Old Dominion University

Job Title

Lecturer of Library & Information Studies


Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies


Opening Date: 03/15/2023
Closing Date:  05/15/2023

Job Description

STEM Education and Professional Studies / Darden College of Education & Professional Studies Old Dominion UniversityOld Dominion University’s (ODU) Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies seeks applicants for a full- time, ten-month, faculty position as a Lecturer of Library and Information Studies to start July 25, 2023.The ODU Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) is an ALA-accredited program delivered in an online and asynchronous format. Faculty are committed to delivering a program recognized for our commitment to leadership, social justice, and authentic practice informed by a context of innovative technology and community. We seek a lecturer to contribute to the growth of the MLIS through an area of specialization such as archival studies, organization of information, digital librarianship and/or academic librarianship. Other specializations will also be considered.

Job Duties

The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • To develop and teach graduate online and asynchronous courses in library and information studies.
  • To contribute to systematic planning and development of the library and information studies program.
  • To participate in the professional and intellectual community through professional and university service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program, or an earned PhD in Library, Information, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of professional and/or teaching experience in libraries, archives, or information organization.
  • Demonstrated or potential ability to teach one or more of these MLIS Core classes: Knowledge Organization, Knowledge Resources, Library Management & Leadership.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach the core course: Knowledge Organization and Access.
  • An area of specialization such as archival studies, digital librarianship, or academic librarianship.
  • Experience with online, asynchronous teaching.

Supplemental Information

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online and should include a letter of interest detailing the individual’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum qualifications.

Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, an unofficial graduate transcript showing the earned graduate degree, and the names and complete contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.