Candidates sought for Lecturer position

November 21, 2011
Lecturer, School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

July 2012 – June 2013
1 year appointment
Salary Range:  $42,000-$48,000

The Faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill seek interdisciplinary colleagues who are interested in joining our sustained and creative efforts to advance the scholarship and practice of information and library science. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply for a fixed-term lecturer position.   

Position Summary: 
  The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 courses per semester to graduate and undergraduate students in core and foundational areas in the library science curriculum, as well as areas that involve both the MSLS and MSIS programs.   Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: collection development, collection management, reference, and the application of information technology to support library and information services.  Potential courses the candidate might teach include:  Retrieving and Analyzing Information, Understanding Information Technology for Managing Digital Collections, Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness, Information Resources and Services, Resource Selection and Evaluation, Organization of Information, Information Tools, and other similar courses (  The individual in this position will also be expected to advise students, serve on committees, and participate in faculty activities.

Educational Requirements:  Candidates are required to have earned a Master’s degree in information/library science.  Additionally, having an earned PhD in information/library science or a related field is an asset.

Qualifications and Experience:  Evidence of prior classroom teaching experience or three years of experience in one-on-one instruction or similar consultative situations is also required for this position. In addition to strong interpersonal skills, having experience in academic advising and faculty life is an asset.  The applicant must be fluent in writing and speaking English.

The School is currently ranked #1 by the US News and World Report and is internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. The School offers Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Information and Library Science, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees (see for details).

Candidate Instructions:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is a one year renewable appointment, with full benefits.  Applicants must submit a letter of application and CV/Resume at to be considered for the appointment.  Direct questions to Dr. Bradley Hemminger, Chair of the Search Committee,, 919-966-2998.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply