Friday, September 4, 2009

Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions (Open rank)
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Bloomington invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions (open rank). The successful candidates will have earned doctorates in information science or a closely related field and will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching and scholarship along with experience/expertise in a core area of the curriculum such as information retrieval, archives, or reference.

SLIS has an interdisciplinary faculty whose backgrounds include cognitive science, computer science, information science, librarianship, linguistics, philosophy, and political science. Its 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 School’s programs have been accredited continuously by the American Library Association for almost sixty years.

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. The University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Completion of the doctoral degree (or near-completion for appointment at lecturer rank) is required. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009 and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. These positions will likely begin in Spring 2010 or Fall 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 (six for Associate and Full Professor ranks) 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.

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum
Associate Dean
Chair, Search Committee
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 011
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
phone: (812) 855-3261; (812) 855-3250; fax: (812) 855-6166

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