Assistant/Associate Professor of Library Media, Fixed Term – St. Cloud State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301, MN
Job Type: Fixed-Term, Non-Probationary
Department: School of Education
Job Number: 17-00049
Closing date and time: 4/3/2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Description
Vacancies at SCSU are contingent on university budgets and funding.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization, which can be found at:  http://ifo.org/index.php/download_file/view/2003/1/

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach a full-time load of graduate/undergraduate courses (12 credits each semester). Courses taught will include, but are not limited to preparation of library/media specialists and technology integration. In addition, the candidate will be expected to promote department programs and participate in other departmental work including advising graduate students and serving on committees. Teaching day and evening classes using both face to face and distance delivery strategies will be required.  Faculty are expected to demonstrate the ability to teach effectively, engage in scholarly achievement or research and continued preparation and study, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and community. Department information is available at:  http://www.stcloudstate.edu/im

Qualifications

Required:
• Master’s degree required in Information Media or equivalent field.
• Demonstrated knowledge of library media specialist role in educational settings.
• Demonstrated knowledge state library media specialist licensure requirements.
• Evidence of the ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Preferred:
• Doctorate in Information Media or related field.
• Experience as a library media specialist in K-12 schools.
• Experience teaching in a library media specialist preparation program.

Supplemental Information
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at:  http://www.stcloudstate.edu

To apply for this position, go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stcloudstate/default.cfm

Application review begin April 3, 2017; position is open until filled.
Only complete applications will be considered.  A completed application must include:
• a letter of application;
• Resume/vita;
• copies of transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial screening);
• contact information for three current professional references.

Contact Information:
Merton Thompson, Search Committee Chair
Information Media Department
Phone: 320-308-4775; E-mail:  methompson@stcloudstate.edu

St. Cloud State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

Agency:     St. Cloud State University
Phone:     320.308.3968
Website:     http://www.stcloudstate.edu
Address:     720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56301.

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