Detroit, MI United States

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

Wayne State University, School of Information Sciences

Job Title: Assistant / Associate / Full Professor
Job Location: Detroit , MI
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Date Posted: 2021-02-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Essential Functions

Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS), serving as an advisor to SIS students, and providing service to SIS, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will perform research and teach in areas related to one or more of the School’s degrees and certificates: Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Information Management, Graduate Certificate In Archival Administration, Graduate Certificate in Information Management, Graduate Certificate in Public Library Services to Children and Youth, and School Library Media Specialist Endorsement. It is expected that the new faculty member would teach specialized courses and at least one core course from the School’s course catalog.  The new faculty member is expected to have experience in delivering dynamic online teaching, as the School's curriculum is primarily delivered asynchronously in the online environment.

 In addition to the degrees and certificates listed above, SIS offers several joint degrees, a robust practicum program, a portfolio assessment model for students, and a number of active student/professional groups. The School currently has approximately 450 enrolled students.

Job Requirements

Welcome to the School of Information Sciences at Wayne State University! It is an exciting time to be in the information field and a particularly exciting time to study at Wayne State. Whether you are a first-time graduate student or wish to return for more advanced education, we have a program to suit your needs and career interests.

The School remains focused on new initiatives to improve our students' job marketability while making the School accessible to more graduate students and mid-career information professionals. The School currently educates students from 40+ states as well as DC, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

We recognize the importance of our unique, urban location and do all we can to take advantage of this. The SIS also maximizes its partnerships with Detroit's important cultural institutions many of which are within walking distance of the School's home base in Kresge Library. We house a state-of-the-art Digital Media Projects Lab and provide numerous opportunities for students to gain experience while pursuing graduate education. After completing their degrees, many of our graduates find placement in library and information environments in Michigan, while other graduates join the ranks of SIS alumni in other states and countries. We are exceptionally proud of the role that the School of Information Sciences plays in the profession. Many of our faculty and alumni are leaders in the profession, garner national awards, and contribute to the betterment of society through their research, teaching, and service.

At Wayne State University we are fortunate to be part of a large, dynamic research institution with proven leaders. We have an excellent full-time faculty of researchers and educators. We draw upon leading information professionals from across the country who teach part-time and supervise our student interns. In addition, we have a dedicated, professional staff who make student success their top priority.

We encourage you to explore this website fully and to check back often to see our constant updates. We welcome your support if you are an alumnus, your participation if you are a student,and your questions if you are a prospective applicant. Feel free to contact the school, either by phone, letter, or email should you have any questions or comments.

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