Assistant Professor, School Library Media

Posting Date: November 8, 2018

Closing Date: Open until closed

Due to the continuous growth of the School Library Media Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, the University is pleased to solicit applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing fall 2019.

Under the direction of the Chair of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies and the Director of the School Library Media Program, the individual will be responsible for teaching a variety of graduate courses in the School Library Media Program.

Individual will work in a collaborative setting that encourages creative thinking, communication, and teamwork. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching graduate level online courses in the School Library Media program.
  • Supervision of field experience
  • Collaboration with program director to support accreditation review processes.
  • Develop and maintain a scholarly research agenda.
  • Active participation in professional organizations.
  • Participation in university, college, and department service.


  • Doctorate in related field (ABDs may be considered for appointment at rank of instructor, although doctorate must be received by March 1 of year following initial appointment in order to be considered for reappointment).
  • Evidence of prior scholarship or potential for scholarship and research.
  • School Librarian certification.
  • Experience working as a school librarian.
  • Expert technology skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience teaching in online environment.
  • Experience developing/revising courses including student learning outcomes and assessments.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Commitment to a high level of teaching effectiveness, to ongoing scholarship, and to academic service.
  • Commitment to high level of service to all students.
  • Commitment to educating diverse students and fostering multicultural perspectives.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies (ELPS) proudly offers graduate study for education professionals who wish to enhance their careers with advanced degrees, certifications, and endorsements. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning offers the concentration in school library media.  Recognized by the American Association of School Librarians this concentration strives to develop school library media specialists who foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students.

Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

       Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Please email should you have any general questions related to this search.

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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.