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Instructor (Library & Information Science (LIS) Program)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Natural Sciences,Information and Computer Sciences-LIS
UH Manoa
Date Posted:
December 18, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 03, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: December 31, 2021

Other Conditions:
Appointment is for a two-year term and may be renewed. It starts in the Fall 2019 semester.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The emphasis of this position is on clinical practice and teaching skills, along with management and oversight of the school library media specialization within the UHM Library & Information Science (LIS) Program. Duties include the following:
  2. Teach graduate courses required for the school library media specialization.
  3. Work with other LIS faculty to provide high quality online/hybrid learning experiences.
  4. Administer the field-based school library preparation program face-to-face and/or via a variety of distance delivery modes.
  5. Advise, mentor, and evaluate school library media students and prospective students.
  6. Prepare reports and other documents required for the school library media specialization by state and national accrediting bodies.
  7. Represent the LIS Program via active participation in local professional organizations and community events.
  8. Meet regularly with counterparts at other universities/statewide agencies to keep abreast of new and innovative measures at other institutions.
  9. Collaborate with other professional development school takeholders, including colleagues at the university, school level personnel, community leaders and alumni to create and sustain our school library media specialization.
  10. Participate in LIS accreditation, recruiting, planning and other program development activities.
  11. Provide service to the university, public and private schools, and professional community.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in library and information science or a closely related field from an American Library Association accredited institution.
  2. Experience conducting post-secondary courses and/or workshops.
  3. Any combination of education, professional and/or volunteer experience that provides evidence of the ability and initiative to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Doctoral degree in education, LIS or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
  2. Experience teaching in K-12 school libraries.
  3. Experience with program accreditation activities and/or report writing.
  4. Experience mentoring and supervising students in classroom and field-based settings.
  5. Experience working with in-service school librarians in professional development or professional learning communities.
  6. Experience working with diverse/multicultural populations.
  7. Experience teaching online.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names of 3 professional references to the email address below. Send the complete application via email as a single PDF file, with the applicant's first and last names as part of the PDF filename. Please put 'LIS Faculty Position' on the email subject line.
  1. Dr. Rich Gazan, Search Committee Chair;

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