University of South Carolina

Job Title

Tenure Track Assistant Professor


School of Information Science


Opening Date: 10/12/2022
Closing Date:  01/12/2023

Job Description

The School of Information Science (iSchool) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 16, 2023.

Candidates with a specialization in Public Librarianship and one or more of the following will be considered:

  • Youth Services and programming
  • Adult services and programming
  • Community outreach and library services to under-served populations
  • Social justice issues
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Emerging technologies
  • Leadership and advocacy
  • Collection development and management

Job Duties

  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Teach in both face-to-face and online environments primarily at the graduate level with opportunities to teach in the undergraduate program as well
  • Mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community


  • Earned doctorate in library/information science or related field by start date of employment
  • Two years experience working in public libraries and/or working with youth
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs
  • Capacity to teach and mentor at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • A record of, or the potential for: 1) active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the study of public libraries and librarianship; and contributing instructional expertise to the school’s MLIS, PhD and/or the information science undergraduate major and minor; and developing a program of research and scholarship in their specialty area.

Supplemental Information

About University of South Carolina
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

How to Apply

Apply via the following link:

All applicants must complete an online application at UofSC Jobs.

  • A letter of application that addresses teaching philosophy, research agenda, service mission, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload under teaching statement)
  • Current vitae
  • List of three references (including name, phone number, and email)
  • Three letters of recommendation (solicited prior to start date) – listed as optional documents, while the three letters are required prior to start date, letter may be uploaded with application but it is not required.

For further information or questions about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Thompson ([email protected]).


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