Friday, September 26, 2008

Faculty Position (Assistant Professor rank)

Indiana University’s (IU) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Bloomington is searching for an enthusiastic and energetic person to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: digital archives, collection development, information retrieval, and the organization and representation of knowledge and information. The School is seeking outstanding applicants who are qualified to teach in any area of the LIS curriculum. The successful candidate will have earned a doctorate in information science or related field and will demonstrate evidence of effective and interdisciplinary approach to teaching graduate students and scholarship with experience/expertise in the areas mentioned above.

The successful candidate will also be comfortable working with an eclectic group of colleagues with backgrounds in cognitive science, computer science, information science, sociology, librarianship, linguistics, philosophy, and political science. SLIS’ faculty was recently ranked first in North America for its scholarly productivity and impact. In addition to the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree, the school offers the Master of Information Science (MIS), a Ph.D. in Information Science and an extensive roster of dual degrees, certificates and specializations. The American Library Association has accredited the school’s programs continuously for more than half a century.

Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with 1,700 faculty and 40,000 students. The beautiful campus, situated in one of the top ten “best college towns” in the U.S., hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. Indiana University’s library collections are among the largest in the nation, and the university is consistently rated one of the best networked in the U.S.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, offering a full range of benefits, including TIAA/CREF. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Completion of the doctoral degree (or near-completion for appointment at lecturer rank) is required. This appointment will begin in Fall, 2009 or January 2010.

To apply, submit a letter of application discussing how your research and teaching interests connect with those of the school along with names and addresses of three references and your curriculum vitae. Informal inquiries are encouraged, and can be made to Howard Rosenbaum, search committee chair; applications, nominations and curricula vitae should be sent to this address as well. Applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is found.

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Chair, Search Committee
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 011
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
Direct phone: 812 855-3250
SLIS office: 812 855-3261
Fax: 812 855-6166

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