Academic/Faculty, Education, Library/Information Sciences, Other - Academic/Faculty
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, School Library Media & Technology
Department: School of Education
Evaluation Group: Faculty and Instructors
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: St. Charles, MO
Closing Date: April 8, 2019
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Teacher Education
The Assistant/Associate Professor, School Library Media & Technology is a 12 month contract (4-4-2) teaching graduate coursework in library/media, educational technology, research, and other areas as needed. The candidate will utilize experiences as a practicing professional in P-12 library media and educational technology to regularly improve courses as shifts in the field occur. The candidate must demonstrate a high degree of competence in design and execution of all courses using best practices in face to face, hybrid, and particularly online environments. The candidate will be provided opportunities to participate in local and regional networks focused on library/media and educational technology as appropriate for program development and recruitment.
1. Teaching and Learning
Serve as program lead for School Library Media & Technology
Candidate should coordinate programming and coursework to reflect a diverse range of school library experiences to prepare candidates for urban, suburban, and rural settings.
Candidate should incorporate his/her personal experiences into decision making regarding program design and promotion and maintain a strong network of practicing library media specialists
Develop and teach 30 hours (12-month contract) of graduate coursework in library/media,educational technology, research, and other areas as needed.
Demonstrate a high degree of competence in design and execution of all courses using best practices in face-to-face, hybrid, and particularly online environments.
Demonstrate knowledge of data collection and analysis to inform future development and support student success.
Identify and advocate for effective curricular enhancements including use of OERs and digital tools to support learning.
Conduct all classes in accordance with an established, current, and compliant course syllabus, text(s), and/or related instructional material(s), submitted in accordance with established University guidelines.
Supervise laboratories, independent studies, tutorials, and off-campus learning such as practicums, and internships.
Ensure accessibility, copyright, and authentication compliance (online and hybrid courses)
Ensure compliance with Canvas minimum use standards (on-campus courses).
Participate in textbook adoption and review as appropriate. Use all materials required for a course sufficiently to justify student expense.
Respond to student inquiries with understanding and in a timely fashion through various media including email, phone calls, and web chats.
Maintain student attendance, grade, and discipline records as required by the University and/or School.
Advise and mentor students at varying stages of completion in the Master of Arts in Integrated School Library Media and Technology program to ensure successful completion of program and certification criteria.
Refer students, when appropriate, to specialized University services
Serve on university committees and School of Education task forces as appropriate
Utilize the appropriate University policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns, and problems.
Support student engagement in their community networks in School Library Media & Technology.
Resident full-time faculty and instructors teaching a full-time load are expected to post and keep eight office hours per week. Non-resident full-time faculty and instructors teaching a full-time load online are expected to keep the equivalent of eight office hours per week. These hours may be maintained online, via telephone, or Canvas Conferences.
Respond to student concerns, questions, and requests for assistance within 24-48 hours, excluding Saturdays and Sundays and official University holidays and breaks.
Participate in shared governance annually, assuming positions of increased responsibility.
Provide mentorship and leadership within the school.
Participate in and develop efforts to recruit and retain students.
Complete administrative tasks as requested by the dean, including but not limited to work associated with student attendance and grades, course schedules, academic catalogs, assessment, program reviews, recruiting, retention, performance evaluation, and accreditations.
Exhibit interpersonal effectiveness with and respect for students, colleagues, and administrators by acting as a team player and coordinating work with colleagues.
Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
Support a safe learning environment.
Work on complex projects using a collaborative model.
Attend and lead program/department, school/division, campus, and University faculty meetings, special professional development opportunities, commencement ceremonies, and other University events as requested by the administration.
3. Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship
Candidate should reflect depth of expertise in information literacy, selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources.
Candidate should demonstrate knowledge of children's and young adult literature, strategies for developing multiple literacies, and familiarity with effective methods to promote literacy.
Candidate should recognize the need for diversity in collections and programming to meet the unique needs of a school community in the 21st century.
Candidate should display expertise in effective technology use including library information systems, online public access catalogs (OPAC), and software/hardware evaluation.
Candidate should model effective teaching practices in online, face to face, and hybrid environments.
Engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors that contribute to the academic mission of the University.
Support Lindenwood University’s advancement as a leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning through study, research, and application of evidence-based educational practices.
Demonstrate skill in utilizing various forms of professional development to stay abreast of changes in the field including conferences, workshops, webinars, and other networking opportunities.
Participate in local and regional networks focused on library/media and educational technology as appropriate for program development and recruitment.
Provide updated resume/CV as requested by the dean.
Establish an annual improvement goal related to subject matter expertise and scholarship as appropriate.
Qualifications required for effective job performance.
Terminal degree in related field.
An established diverse record of effective teaching/library media in P-12 and higher education.
Certification in School Library Media & Technology or related area.
Google Level 1 certification (not required, but preferred)
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.