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Educational Leadership, Library Science, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Education

Job Title

Educational Leadership, Library Science, Tenure-Track Faculty


Womack Educational Leadership

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Womack Educational Leadership, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Library Science. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The Master of Library Science program is taught completely online. This position requires regular and predictable availability to online students both in class and office hours. The posted online office hours should be the same number of hours as required of teaching on-campus courses. The person hired must be a resident of the state of Tennessee by the appointment date. Prior to beginning the teaching of online courses, the faculty must receive the appropriate online training and/or certification to teach MTSU online classes.

Faculty hired into this position may be assigned instructional responsibilities in other areas of the College of Education, if needed.

Curriculum responsibilities include teaching and developing graduate level, distance-education courses in Librarianship and Information Literacy. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and the community.

The successful candidate will advise students, develop curriculum, promote program growth and diversity initiatives, supervise field experiences, complete program assessments, and assist in the groundwork for achieving American Library Association (ALA) accreditation and maintenance of NCATE/CAEP accreditation.

Collaborative and multi-disciplinary research within the department and university is required with a strong knowledge of current research and best practices in the field of expertise. The candidate must be actively involved in university and professional service.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Library Science or related field.

Required Related Experience

Professional work experience equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time work in academic, special, or public library.

Other Desirables

Candidates experienced with digital resources, user services, or library management will be given special consideration. Likewise, those with teaching experience in preparation of the Library Media Specialist licensure process and School Librarianship and CAEP/NCATE knowledge are desirable.

Candidates who possess a PhD in Library Science or closely related discipline (completed or in progress) will receive special consideration as well as those with broad experience across library types and functions within libraries and those with three (3) years teaching graduate courses at the university level.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, their statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities, as appropriate to the discipline, at the time of online application. 

ADDITIONALLY, a statement of Philosophy of Librarianship is also required to be submitted as Other Document 1 at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Donald Snead at (615) 898-2331.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/01/2021

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