Job Details

Louisiana State University
  • Position Number: 4606295
  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Position Type: Science - Library and Information Science

PatsyH. Perritt Professorship in Youth Services (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

The School of Information Studies (SIS) in the College of Human Sciences & Education at LouisianaStateUniversity (LSU) is pleased to announce the inaugural endowed PatsyH. Perritt Professorship in Youth Services. This new open rank position is funded through an endowment from Richard Peck, the renowned young adult author; Mr. Peck was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School in 1996 and taught courses until 2010. The professorship is named in honor of former SIS faculty member Dr. PatsyH. Perritt (Emerita).

The School invites applications from candidates with demonstrated research and teaching in Youth Information Behavior/Youth Services which focuses on one or more of the following areas:

  • Youth information use and seeking

  • Youth media and cultural studies

  • Emerging literacies

  • Youth information places and spaces, including makerspaces

  • Youth services and outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities, including information justice

This is a nine-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2024.

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 youth behavior and services. 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.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Perritt Professor will receive an annual salary supplement and access to endowed funds to support research, travel, outreach, and/or other allowable expenses.

The School invites applications from assistant, associate, and full professors with distinguished records of scholarship and teaching in youth information behavior and services.We welcome applicants working in a variety of allied fields. 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

All Ranks: Ph.D. in Library & Information Science or an allied field. 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.

Assistant Professor Rank: Must have successfully completed third-year review.

Associate Professor Rank: Current rank at Associate or eligible for consideration.For appointment at the Associate Professor rank, a strong record of publications, teaching, and service commensurate with rank at LSU isexpected.

Full Professor Rank:Current rank at Professoror eligible for consideration.For appointment at the Professor rank, a strong record of publications, teaching, and servicecommensurate with rank at LSU isexpected.

Preferred Qualifications for all Ranks: MLIS or equivalent and Ph.D. in Library & Information Science or an allied field. Demonstrated proficiency in teaching asynchronous online courses at the 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
    Questions about this position may be sent to Dr. Brenton Stewart:

    Posting Date:

    August 31, 2023

    Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

    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.

    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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