Old Dominion University

Job Title

Lecturer of Library and Information Studies (12-Month, Non-Tenure Track, F0461A)


STEM & Professional Studies


Opening Date: 02/03/2021
Closing Date:  03/01/2021

Job Description

The Department of STEM and Professional Studies seeks applicants for a 12-month lecturer faculty position as a Lecturer of Library and Information Studies to start June 10, 2021.

The Department of STEM and Professional Studies is proud to support a diverse and inclusive culture.  Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • To develop and teach undergraduate distance learning courses in library and information studies including the management of multiple sections of an information literacy course.
  • To participate in the administration, recruitment, and advising initiatives of the Master of Library and Information Studies program with the responsibility to advise graduate students in the MLIS program.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with employers in libraries, archives, and other related institutions to assist with recruitment, program growth, and placements.
  • To participate in the professional and intellectual community through service in the program, department, and college.


Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The candidate should demonstrate evidence of:

  • teaching ability and fluency in information literacies and technology;
  • breadth of knowledge of the library profession and the preparation of information professionals;
  • excellence in written and oral communication, and;
  • ability to maintain organized records and student files.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or Training: The minimum requirement for this position is a Master of
Library Science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in academic, public, or special libraries or other information centers.

Supplementation 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. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at and should include a letter of interest detailing the individual’s qualifications as they relate to the qualifications listed above as well as articulating a vision for librarianship.

Applicants must also submit:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial graduate transcript showing the earned graduate degree, and
  • the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021.


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