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Part-Time Teaching Positions in SLIS

 

Kent State University School of Library and Information Science seeks qualified instructors for part-time, temporary positions for our online degree programs -- Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science (with concentrations in health informatics, user experience design and knowledge management).

Our immediate need is for instructors for our M.L.I.S. core course in Information Technology for Library and Information Professionals (LIS 60003).
 
About the class (LIS 60003):

  • Provides basic information technology concepts and skills necessary for library and information professionals;
  • The course is taught 100% online using Blackboard;  3 credit hours, taught usually over 10 or 15 weeks;
  • Topics include: computer hardware and software basics; operating systems; file management; software installation and configuration; basic PC applications; information systems development and evaluation;relational database structure; search skills; Internet and the Web concepts, tools and applications; online collaborative projects; and emerging technologies.

Responsibilities of part-time instructors for LIS 60003:

  • Work with a team of full-time faculty to develop, produce and maintain course content over the summer term;
  • Teach an online class of up to 30 students;
  • Interact with students through discussions, answering questions, and grading using Blackboard.

Selection is based on the applicant's subject expertise and professional experience in the relevant area, as well as teaching experience, with an emphasis on online teaching. (All teaching will be done online.)

The school keeps applications for part-time teaching on file for one year.

Part-time faculty members whose appointments require that their assigned duties are performed for a full semester are entitled to a fee waiver of up to a maximum of four credit hours which can be used during or immediately following the semester in which they are employed. Part-time employees earn sick leave in an amount proportionate to the percentage of full-time service. 
 
To apply, please submit a letter of application indicating the course(s) you are eligible to teach, curriculum vitae or resume with at least three references related to teaching experience, and a sample syllabus to Athena Salaba, Ph.D., SLIS Associate Professor/Associate Director, at asalaba@kent.edu.