University of Kentucky
School of Library & Information Science
Position Title: Lecturer
This is a 12-month faculty position. This position has a reduced teaching load (2 courses each calendar year) and additional administrative duties.
Will be responsible for teaching 2 courses each calendar year
Courses will be primarily master’s level courses in library and information science
Courses will be taught online using Blackboard LMS
Respond to requests for information from prospective students
Process applications to library science program
Work with campus based undergraduate groups to increase visibility of LIS on campus
Work with groups outside of UK to increase visibility of LIS off campus
Attend and display at 4-5 regional recruitment events each calendar year
Respond to inquiries from current students
Act as office liaison with LIS student groups
Manage online student community group in Blackboard
Publish regular department newsletter for students
Plan campus and virtual outreach events
Assist with managing web site (sourcing content, writing content, acquiring or creating graphics/images, HTML)
Assist with designing print and electronic marketing pieces
Develop web-based technologies and utilize social media and other online tools to increase outreach to current and prospective students
Publish electronic newsletter for prospective students
Assist with enrollment management to aid in course scheduling
Assist new students with first time enrollment
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials to various audiences.
Other duties as assigned
Some travel required
Minimum of master’s degree in library or information science or related field.
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential records and information, and to handle confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy.
Ability to provide information and explain policies and procedures to students.
A strong customer-service orientation with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, including the public, faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students and with personnel from other campus departments and outside agencies.
Demonstrated experience composing and editing web pages using HTML and CSS.
Technically proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word).
Effective organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.
Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional knowledge of targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources.
Experience using desktop publishing, photo editing, and video editing platforms (especially the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.).
Demonstrated experience in website design and CMS-driven website frameworks, Drupal preferred.
Strong knowledge of applying user-centered design principles.
Understanding of relational databases.
The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant Institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication and the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, and is a member of the iSchool consortium. The Master’s program is ALA–accredited. Strong relationships with computing, telecommunications and library services provide a rich environment for teaching and research.
This position is a 12-month appointment with paid vacation. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/.
Send letter of application, a complete vita, and the names of at least three references to:
Jeffrey Huber, Director
School of Library and Information Science
University of Kentucky
320 Little Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0224
Review process will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Expected starting date is January, 2014 with the possibility of starting earlier. Application and nomination of minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The University’s commitment to diversity is discussed at http://www.uky.edu/Diversity/.
The University of Kentucky is An Equal Opportunity Employer