Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Full-Time Tenure-Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology (IST) invites applications for multiple tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions in Library and Information Science, Information Systems, and Software Engineering at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We welcome applications with a wide variety of teaching and research interests.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A completed doctorate in library and information science or a related field
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and/or research
  • Interest in a highly collaborative faculty environment

The IST view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical. IST continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment. We offer three BS degrees, three Masters degrees, and the PhD. The MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship within the MS(LIS) degree. Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas. Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies, or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the College.

All programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity. We consider experience in industry a plus.

Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891. With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies. Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region. Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three references to:

Dr. Denise E. Agosto, Chair
IST Search Committee
College of Information Science & Technology
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

E-mail: faculty-search@ischool.drexel.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Drexel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals and veterans.

Members of the Search Committee will be available at the ASIST and ALISE annual and mid-winter meetings to discuss these open faculty positions.

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