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Job Title:Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Prof
Employer:School of Information Science & Learning Techn
Address:303 Townsend Hall
Description:The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), Missouri’s iSchool, seeks a candidate for an innovative position that integrates teaching and professional practice with outreach and advocacy. This non-tenure track (NTT) position is housed within the University of Missouri-Columbia, but located at the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus. This position builds on a successful cross-campus initiative first piloted in 2001, with the intention of providing on-site teaching, advising, and networking opportunities for SISLT students.
Responsibilities:The successful candidate will work in the Kansas City area, providing 30% of their contract time to UMKC, typically through library service (e.g., reference, collection management, etc.), and 70% of their time to MU by teaching courses, providing advising and practicum supervision to students in Kansas City and Western Missouri, promoting the iSchool in the Kansas City and Western Missouri region, and service to SISLT. The position serves as a liaison between SISLT and students, prospective students, and adjunct faculty in the Kansas City area. Courses are taught in both online and hybrid (using online and face-to-face meetings) modes.
Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science Second master’s degree or other graduate degree Commitment to library and information science (LIS) and LIS education Willingness to teach graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in person and online, establishing networks with regional LIS practitioners to secure student practicums and internships, working with remote colleagues and regional liaisons Ability to work closely with Kansas City area practitioners to secure student practicums and internships and develop relationships with stakeholders Willingness and ability to travel to Columbia, MO and surrounding regions throughout the year Willingness to actively participate in assessment activities. Commitment to public service and enthusiasm for work in libraries and related fields Strong written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment Ability to create and implement interactive or online learning environments, objects, and content Evidence of service participation in state and national professional organizations Proven project management ability and organizational skills Ability to advise and provide instructional and practicum supervision to a diverse graduate student body Strategies for maintaining a vibrant student community in the Kansas City areas Teaching abilities in two or more of the following areas: cataloging and classification; collections access and management; library and educational services for distance students; budgeting and management skills for information agencies; copyright, business information; electronic resources; evaluation and assessment; advocacy and marketing; and/or online education and information technologies for teaching and learning.
Type:academic librarian/instructional faculty
Salary & Benefits:Salary commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at
Instructions:Apply on-line at Search for Job ID: 25373. All candidates should upload (a) a letter of application describing the position to which you are applying and detailing your qualifications for the position, including which classes or subject areas you are prepared to teach; (b) philosophy of teaching statement; (c) a syllabus for a course you have designed and/or taught, and (d) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For candidates applying at the Associate level, additionally send evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.
Deadlines:To ensure full consideration, applications must be
Contact:Associate Professor Denice Adkins, Search Committe
Date Added:2018-01-17 21:19:10
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