Clarion University of Pennsylvania
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Library Science


The Department of Library Science at Clarion 
University of Pennsylvania invites applications 
for a tenure-track position beginning August 
2008.  The successful applicant will be expected 
to teach in the department's ALA-accredited 
graduate program, which is offered on campus and 
at distance sites via a combination of on-site 
teaching, and the World Wide Web.  The department 
offers a fully web-based MSLS, with new cohorts 
starting each January and August and has a 
growing undergraduate program offered both on 
campus and via the World Wide Web.

The successful applicant will be expected to be 
able to teach in each of the above programs and 
formats.  Further, the successful candidate will 
be expected to teach in at least one of the core 
areas of the curriculum (i.e., introduction to 
the profession, cataloging and classification, 
collection development, reference, management of 
libraries by specific type, research) and one or 
more of the elective areas offered by the 
department, e.g., school library media services, 
public services, services to special populations, 
special librarianship (see department Web page 
[] for full listing of 
elective courses).  Preference will be given to 
candidates with a teaching interest in 

Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited 
MLS (or recognized international equivalent) and 
an earned doctorate at the time of application, 
with preference being given to candidates whose 
doctorate is in library/information science.  A 
valid driver's license and willingness to 
undertake extensive teaching-related travel are 
also required.  The completion of a successful 
interview is required.

Applications must include:

        Current vita;

        Official transcripts from all colleges 
and universities attended (unofficial transcripts 
are acceptable for review purposes);

        Letter of application highlighting the 
applicant's qualifications and teaching interests;

        Names and contact information for three 
professional references who have current 
knowledge of the applicant's abilities as a 
teacher and/or librarian.  Contact information 
should include business address, telephone 
numbers, and email addresses.

Review of applications will begin March 17, 2008. 
The position will remain open until filled. 
  Applicants can apply online at 

Send all materials to:

Dr. William Buchanan, Chair
Search Committee
Department of Library Science
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA   16214

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is building a 
diverse academic community and encourages people 
of color, women, veterans, and persons with 
disabilities to apply.  AA/EOE