Asst Prof of Library Science Education, Old Dominion University,Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University

Darden College of Education

The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education is inviting applications for the position of assistant professor of library science education beginning July 25, 2014.  The College seeks scholars with expertise in school librarianship with experience and/or interest in researching and working with school librarians.

Duties:  Responsibilities include: 1) teaching graduate level courses in school librarianship in one or more of the core library science coursework areas, such as management, instructional design and partnership,  information access and delivery, technical services, collection development, technology, children’s and adolescent literature;  or other areas as appropriate; 2) producing scholarly research and publications in school librarianship or related areas; 3) conducting and seeking external funding to support scholarly activities; 5) building upon and developing new partnership relationships with the practitioner community; 4) mentoring and advising advanced graduate and doctoral students; and 6) teaching distance learning courses, on/off campus, developing  multi-format delivery of courses, and integrating instructional technology into the curriculum.

Required Qualifications: (a) an earned doctorate in library/information science or related field by August 31, 2014; (b) experience or potential to teach one or more of the core library science coursework areas; and (c) strong research potential or history of scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications:  (1) possess a doctorate in library/information science or education;  and (2)evidence of or ability to develop a record of service to the library profession (3) experience working  in a P12 school library environment.

Special consideration will be given to applicants with (1) a research agenda that focuses on school librarianship; (2) experience in securing external grants for research and program development; (3) a desire to assume leadership roles;  (4)  commitment to using technology in teaching, including online instruction; (5) active participation in professional organizations; (6) experience with the NCATE accreditation process;  and (7) a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

The Darden College:  The Darden College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service.  The college prepares outstanding professionals for work in the region, engages in research and preparation of school librarians at this critical time in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world.  The College has active research and service partnerships with regional, national and international businesses, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, non-profit agencies, schools and military bases.

The mission of the Darden College of Education is to prepare distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields.

Institutional Context:  Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,800, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through it leadership preparation programs, research, service and community engagement.

The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Education Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation. The University offers joint programs with Eastern Virginia Medical School and is home to several nationally recognized Research Institutes and Centers of Excellence, including: the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics; the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; The Center for Educational Partnerships; and the Center for Accelerator Science collaboration with the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references  to .   Samples of scholarly writing/publications would be helpful.  For questions concerning the position, please contact Dr. Carol Doll at 757-683-3284 or Review of applications will begin on October  15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Carol A. Doll, Professor
Library Science Program

LUCY grant PI:
Teaching and Learning Department
Darden College of Education, Room 145
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
757-683-3284; FAX 757-683-5862