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Assistant or Associate Professor – Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) – Req.#12F01

Job Description:

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.

The Master of Library and Information Science Program is seeking an experienced, dynamic, visionary candidate to join our learning community as Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants who have research and teaching expertise in web information systems.

Responsibilities: Teaching required and elective courses; conducting research; meeting service and scholarship expectations for tenure and promotion; providing vision and advocacy for the program’s IT infrastructure needs; student advising/mentoring.

Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in library or information science, computer science, information technology, or other related fields; expertise in several of the following areas: information architecture, web development, database management, universal design and accessibility; effective teaching and scholarship in the broad area of information science; ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities; strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and cultural diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the information technology infrastructure used in libraries and information centers; demonstrated potential for multidisciplinary research funding; knowledge of mobile technology applications and internet multimedia technologies; new program development and progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience.

The MLIS Program’s primary goal is to empower students to become future leaders in the complex and ever-changing information environment. The Program has over 180 master’s students and over 750 alumnae. Learning takes place in modern classrooms using up-to-date technology. The MLIS degree provides diverse programs of study in librarianship, with increasing emphasis on digital and web services. The Program offers a school media specialist licensure in collaboration with the Education Department. It also offers a joint post-master’s certificate in organizational leadership with the University’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) Program and offers information technology courses that support the MAOL master’s program

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.

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Application: Submit an application letter, CV, evidence of excellence in teaching, academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references to Human Resources Req. #12F01, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, F-17, St. Paul, MN 55105 or fax to 651-690-6871, or email to hr@stkate.edu Official transcripts will be required for hire. For more information, contact the MLIS Search Committee (Joyce Yukawa and Sarah Park, Co-Chairs), at

jyukawa@stkate.edu Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins March 1, 2012.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses
Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org

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