DATE ENTERED: October 14, 2021
POSITION: Lecturer of Library & Information Studies (Non-Tenure Track, F0461A1)
LOCATION: Old Dominion University Darden College of Education and Professional Studies, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Start date for the positions is July 2022.


Lecturer of Library & Information Studies (Non-Tenure Track, F0461A1)
Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies
Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
Old Dominion University

The Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies seeks applicants for a 12-month lecturer faculty position as a Lecturer of Library & Information Studies to start June 10, 2022. The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • To develop and teach undergraduate and graduate distance learning courses in library and information studies including the management of multiple sections of a general education information literacy course.
  • To manage the advising of students and participate in the administration and recruitment initiatives of the Master of Library and Information Studies program.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with employers in libraries, archives, and other related institutions to assist with recruitment, program growth, and placements.
  • To participate in the professional and intellectual community through service in the program, department, and college.

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

Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Candidates should demonstrate evidence of:

  • teaching ability and fluency in information literacies and technology.
  • breadth of knowledge of the library profession
  • evidence of a commitment to student success
  • excellence in written and oral communication and,
  • ability to maintain organized records and student files.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or Training: The minimum requirement for this position is a Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.   

Preferred qualifications:  

  • Experience advising, mentoring, or otherwise working to promote student success
  • Experience in academic, public, or special libraries or other information centers

Instructions to Apply: Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14394. Complete applications include a letter of interest detailing the individual’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum qualifications above as well as articulating a vision for librarianship. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcript showing the earned graduate degree, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.