Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

  • 1.  Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

    Posted 25 days ago

    The School of Library & Information Science at Louisiana State University announces the availability of a full-time Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position to teach graduate courses in library & information science with a focus in librarianship. The candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence and service to the profession. This is a 12-month appointment starting July 2021, and may be renewed annually. Multiple year appointments are available upon successful evaluation of the first year. Relocation to Baton Rouge is not required for this position.


    Rank:  Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (AP-PP)


    Minimum Qualifications:  Earned MLIS or equivalent degree in Library & Information Science. Experience teaching university graduate-level courses online.


    Preferred Qualifications:  Earned PhD degree in Library & Information Science or in related area. Experience teaching university LIS graduate-level courses online.


    Responsibilities:  The AP-PP appointment is for 80% teaching and 20% service as described below: 


    80% Teaching: Teach online graduate courses through LSU Online to support the Online Master of Library and Information Science degree. The teaching load is ten (10) courses per calendar year divided into the following: two (2) courses in each of the 7-week Fall and Spring terms (Fall 1, Fall 2, Spring 1, Spring 2) and one (1) course in each of the 5-week Summer terms (Summer 1, Summer 2).


    20% Service: Advise students; supervise student internships; serve on appropriate School, College, University, and Professional committees; and fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.


    Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


    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! More information at


    The School and College: The School of Library & Information Science is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE), along with the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Social work, the University Laboratory School, and the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs, and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs. CHSE's current enrollment includes approximately 1,800 undergraduates and more than 1,900 graduate students. CHSE is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.


    The School of Library & Information Science is a member of the iSchools Consortium. It offers entirely asynchronous online graduate and undergraduate programs including the Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records and Information Management, and School Librarianship. SLIS also offers an undergraduate minor in Digital Studies and several undergraduate general education courses.


    The University: As the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. Designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, the mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.


    Application Procedures: Applications should include the following materials:

    1. A letter of application
    2. A teaching & service statement
    3. A current curriculum vita
    4. Sample course syllabi developed by the applicant (if available)
    5. Course evaluations (if available)
    6. Copies of graduate study transcripts
    7. Names and contact information of three academic/professional references.

    All applications must be submitted electronically through LSU Workday.  


    Salary information is available upon request. For questions, please contact:

    Dr. Edward Benoit, III

    Associate Director


    LSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disabilities, or veteran's status.



    Edward Benoit III, Ph.D.
    Associate Director & Associate Professor
    School of Library & Information Science
    Louisiana State University 269 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    office 225-578-1469 | fax 225-578-4581 | |