Thursday, August 13, 2009

Full-time Faculty Positions

Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology (IST) invites applications for several tenure-track positions 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 libraries
  • Digital reference
  • Electronic records management
  • Information policy
  • Information representation and retrieval
  • Library management and leadership
  • Information security
  • Information architecture
  • Human-computer interaction

The successful candidate will have:

  • A completed doctorate in 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.

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

The College is host to the Internet Public Library (IPL) ( 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 position number 3178.

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.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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