Friday, August 29, 2008

Full-time Faculty Positions

Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology (IST) invites applications for several tenure-track positions in Library and Information Science at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We welcome applications with a wide variety of teaching and research interests. We are particularly interested in applicants in the following areas:

  • Digital preservation
  • Digital reference/digital libraries
  • Electronic records management
  • Information policy
  • Information representation and retrieval
  • Library management and leadership

The successful candidate will have:

  • A completed doctorate in library and information science or a related field
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and research
  • Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty

Candidates for senior positions should have established research records and success in obtaining external research funding. Joint appointments with other Drexel academic units are also a possibility.

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. The MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship. 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 Institute for Library and Museum Services, the National Science Foundation, and other funding agencies, or through research or teaching related activities within the College.

The College is host to the Internet Public Library (IPL) ( Founded in 1995 as an LIS graduate student class project at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, the IPL has grown into a fully-realized Web-based public service organization and learning/teaching environment. It serves as a teaching and research forum that unites the broad faculty interests across the College.

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).

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Faculty – Library and Information Science. The position number is 2661.

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

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.

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