Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Assistant/Associate Professor in Library & Information Studies (2 Positions, F0494A1/F0970A1, Tenured/Tenure Track)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
6 days ago


The Old Dominion University Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is inviting applications for two tenure track positions as Assistant/Associate Professors of Library Studies. Start date for the positions will be July 2022. 

The ODU Master of Library and Information Studies is a new degree currently in initial candidacy for Accreditation with the American Library Association. Faculty are committed to growing a program with a national reputation for our commitment to leadership, social justice, and authentic practice. We currently offer students pathways in assessment & evaluation, school librarianship, youth services, and instructional librarianship preparing students for professional positions in libraries, archives and other information spaces.  We invite applicants interested in building upon the program’s current strengths through contributions of innovative scholarship, curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and discovery. 


Responsibilities include:

  1. Producing high quality research for publication in top-ranked journals;
  2. Teaching and developing graduate level, distance-education courses in librarianship and information studies;
  3. Seeking external funding opportunities to support scholarly activities, and;
  4. Engaging in program, University and national/international service.

The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is proud to support a diverse and inclusive culture.  Individuals from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. 

The Darden College of Education Mission

The Darden College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. Within the context of a diverse student body and faculty, the college strives to achieve its goals of excellence by meeting the educational needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and world. The College excels through the achievement of national and international prominence in the disciplines of the college and through the preparation of outstanding educators, leaders and professionals. The mission of the Darden College of Education is to prepare distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields.

Institutional Context

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a dynamic metropolitan, residential, and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 24,670, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 720 of which 40% are female. ODU is a vibrant, collegial university committed to serving the region and the nation through its leadership preparation programs, research, service, and community engagement. The University’s primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreation area with a population of 1.7 million.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit application materials electronically, including the following:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Samples of scholarly writing/publications
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

All materials should be submitted to the job posting at

For questions concerning the position, please contact Sue Kimmel, Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Start date for the positions is July 2022.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Required Qualifications are:

  1. An earned doctorate in library/information studies or related field by August 1, 2022
  2. Strong potential or history of research and scholarly activities, and;
  3. Demonstrated ability for excellent teaching.

Preferred Qualifications are:

  1. An MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program;
  2. A record of service and leadership in the library profession;
  3. A demonstrated commitment to diversity;
  4. The ability to work collaboratively;
  5. Experience with effective and innovative online, asynchronous instruction;
  6. A record of peer-reviewed publications and/or external grant experience, and;
  7. Interest and experience in research and teaching in new and emerging areas of library and information studies.

Conditions of Employment: In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel.  Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59251642
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Library & Information Studies (2 Positions, F0494A1/F0970A1, Tenured/Tenure Track)
  • Company Name: Old Dominion University
  • Library or Company Type: Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Job Category: LIS Education Faculty
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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