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Assistant Professor - Fine Arts, Communication, and Language Librarian

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Library Faculty Position

The Library of Jacksonville State University seeking to hire a scholar for an Assistant Professor - Fine Arts, Communication, and Language Librarian.

The Assistant Professor and Fine Arts, Communication and Language Librarian, has the primary responsibility to evaluation library resources and planning and implementation of library services addressing the information needs of the Fine Arts (Music, Art, Drama), Communication and Language departments students, faculty and staff and university community at large.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to http://www.jsu.edu/president/strategic_planning.html

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

This position requires a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.  Preferred applicants will possess an advanced degree or other post-graduate / continuing education in subject specialty or closely related fields preferred (not a requirement for consideration) and previous experience in reference service and patron instruction.

Review of applications will begin when the posting closes on October 1, 2021.  The anticipated start date for this position is January 3, 2022.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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