Institution

Louisiana State University

Job Title

Patsy H. Perritt Professor in Youth Services

Department/College

School of Library & Information Science

Dates

Opening Date: 11/01/2022
Closing Date:  01/31/2023

Job Description

SLIS is pleased to announce the availability of the Patsy H. Perritt Professor in Youth Services. This new position is funded through an endowment from Richard Peck, the renowned young adult author. Mr. Peck had a special and enduring friendship with Patsy H. Perritt (Emeritus) and the entire School. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School in 1996 and taught courses until 2010.

The Perritt Professor will have teaching and research responsibilities in the following areas: youth information behavior; multiliteracies; and library and information programs and services for children and youth with an emphasis on information justice and outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities.

This is a nine-month position. The teaching load is two courses per semester with opportunities for summer teaching.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Perritt Professor will also receive an annual salary supplement and access to a generous support fund for research, travel, student support, and/or other allowable expenses.

The School invites applications from associate and full professors with distinguished records of scholarship and teaching in youth information behavior and services. We welcome applicants working in a variety of allied fields. The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Additionally, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, or experience has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education
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Job Duties

The Perritt Professor will have teaching and research responsibilities in the following areas: youth information behavior; multiliteracies; and library and information programs and services for children and youth with an emphasis on information justice and outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Library & Information Science or an allied field. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship. 
A minimum of ten years of higher education experience (for candidates applying at Professor rank); a minimum of seven years of higher education experience (for candidates applying at Associate Professor rank).

Preferred Qualifications:
MLIS or equivalent and Ph.D. in Library & Information Science or an allied field. Demonstrated proficiency in teaching asynchronous online courses at the graduate level.
 

Supplemental Information

The LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online prestigious education in library and information science, with a current enrollment of more than 500 graduate students. It is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana.

SLIS offers a dual degree with the Department of History, an undergraduate minor, and three certificate options. SLIS is a member of iSchools, a group of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field. SLIS is part of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. For more information, visit the School of Library & Information Science.

How to Apply

Apply at: https://www.lsu.edu/chse/slis/news/faculty-positions.php

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their qualifications, a CV, and contact information for three references.

Questions about this position may be sent to Dr. Carol Barry, Director ([email protected]). 

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