Job Details

Louisiana State University
  • Position Number: 4606288
  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Position Type: Health - Health Education & Promotion

The School of Information Studies (SIS) in the College of Human Sciences & Education at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor from candidates with a demonstrated potential for research and teaching in the area of public libraries. Specifically, we seek a colleague whose research and teaching connects public libraries to one or more of the following areas, which align with LSU's research priorities:

  • Agriculture (for example, Food Security/Food Justice, Library Support of Agricultural Programs/Communities)

  • Biomedicine (for example, Consumer Health Librarianship, Community Health Information Services and Outreach)

  • Coast (for example, Public Library Responses to Weather Events, Community Support)

  • Defense (for example, Information/Data Security and Privacy, Information Governance)

  • Energy (for example, Sustainable Practices for Cultural Heritage Institutions)

This is a nine-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Engage in scholarly research in the appropriate area leading to publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Seek appropriate grant funding for such research. Teach core courses for the MLIS and electives related to public libraries. Advise and mentor students. Actively assist with student recruitment. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the School, the College, and the University.

The School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations. Additionally, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or experience has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in LIS or related field and an MLIS or equivalent.Applicants should have completed their doctorate by August 2024.Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication. Demonstrated proficiency in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in acquiring research grants. Demonstrated proficiency in teaching asynchronous online courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Priority deadline for review is October 1st. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.

Special Instructions:

Applicants must submit:
  • A cover letter that includes: (a) relevant qualifications for the position, and (b) research and teaching interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A sample publication or other demonstrations of research productivity
  • Contact information for three (3) references

    Official transcripts are required prior to hire. Questions about this position may be sent to Dr. Tao Jin: For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Rob Lyles at or 225-578-5417.

    Additional Position Information:

    Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

    Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

    Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University's partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

    Essential Position (Y/N):

    LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

    LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU's Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

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