University of Oklahoma

Job Title

Renewable Term Lecturer in Applied Technology


School of Library and Information Studies


Opening Date: 11/30/2020
Closing Date:  03/15/2021

Job Description

The University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a non-tenure track renewable term faculty position for the Tulsa campus, beginning in August 2021.

This position will support the new Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology which began on the Tulsa campus in Fall 2020. It will also include support of the long-standing Master of Library and Information Studies degree on the Tulsa campus.

Salary is competitive and includes benefits. This is an on-campus position in Tulsa, OK and not a remote position.

Job Duties

The responsibilities of this position include teaching, advising, actively recruiting new students, committee membership, and other duties as assigned by the School Director.

The position is 75% teaching and 25% recruiting, advising, and departmental service.

Successful candidates will be expected to create connections and relationships with area community colleges, local industry, and area institutions (such as libraries and more) in order to facilitate recruiting of undergraduate and master’s students. They will coordinate with the OU Tulsa recruiting office and collaborate with other programs on the OU Tulsa campus.

Advising will include program advising of undergraduate and master’s students, internship site coordination and supervision, and similar duties.

The teaching load is 6 courses per year, one of which will typically be in the summer semester. It is a full-time 12-month appointment on a 3-year renewable contract.



Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in Information Science, Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or related field (Ph.D. must be completed prior to the August 2021 start date)
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in on-campus and online environments
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting and/or advising in an academic setting
  • An MLIS or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
This position supports the applied technology bachelor’s degree and candidates are expected to have teaching expertise in technology topics.
Teaching expectations will include sections of the required Fundamentals of Information Technology class and other technology classes which may include:
  • Web Design and Implementation,
  • Information Visualization,
  • Database Design,
  • Introduction to Data Analytics, or
  • Cybersecurity.
New courses which may be developed include:
  • Metadata and Ontologies,
  • Knowledge Organization,
  • User Experience Design,
  • Mobile App Development, and more.

Supplementation Information

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie R1 comprehensive public research university with campuses in Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.

The School of Library and Information Studies, an affiliate iSchool, offers a Ph.D. in Information Studies, an ALA-accredited MLIS, two bachelor’s degrees, and several graduate certificates.

Excellence in teaching, research, community engagement, and diversity are priorities for SLIS and for the university as a whole.

The OU Tulsa campus offers state-of-the-art classrooms and research facilities, and a dynamically engaged academic library.

Tulsa has been named a 2019 top 100 places to live, and Rolling Stone declared in January 2020 it may be the next Austin. With a rich arts and music scene, strong economy, and growing technology industry, Tulsa is a thriving metropolitan community.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Applications Should Include:
  • Cover letter that explains how your knowledge, skills, and experience match the required and preferred qualifications
  • Current CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcript
Inquiries about this position can be made to SLIS Director, Susan Burke: [email protected]