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(Archived) Assistant/Associate Professor, Information & Library Science

Last Updated: 1/11/22

Job Description

The Department of Information Science (DIS) in the College of Information of the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) position with a research and teaching focus in Information and Library Science. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Health Informatics, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Justice, and Business Analytics. Positions will begin in Fall semester 2022.


About the Department of Information Science

The Department of Information Science, one of three departments in the College of Information, promotes the understanding of, access to and use of data and information through teaching, research and service activities. The department prepares data and information and professionals of the highest quality to serve in dynamic roles locally, nationally and globally. Faculty members of the department measure their success by the success of their students and the quality of intellectual contributions to the profession and society.

The American Library Association has accredited the department’s master’s program continuously since 1965. The Department offers two bachelor’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and a doctoral degree in Information Science. Detailed information about the department can be found at https://informationscience.unt.edu.

Position Summary

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching, who can leverage the strengths of the department’s dynamic faculty and programs, and who will build collaborative relationships in the University and profession.

This is a nine month, full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to show evidence of or develop a record of scholarly research necessary to earn tenure. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities, and is expected to teach core courses and specialized courses. The candidate is also expected to coordinate students’ practicum experiences, work closely with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees, and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in related fields.

DIS is committed to creating a learning community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We encourage applicants who may enhance our representational diversity but especially whose research, teaching, and community engagement will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an ALA accredited program in Information and Library Science or related field; and demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in broad areas of Information and Library Science. Applicants seeking appointment with tenure at the associate professor rank must meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the associate professor level.

The Department seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Health Informatics, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Justice, and Business Analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, success in obtaining extramurally funded research; a demonstrated commitment to diversity as evidenced by their teaching, research, and service to the profession; and experience mentoring and advising graduate students at the Ph.D. level.

Application Information

Applications must include all required components to be considered. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. The search committee will contact references only during the advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check. A scanned copy of transcripts needs to be uploaded during the application stage.
For additional information about the position and to apply, please visit https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/52810

Required documents needed to apply include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of names and contact information for 3 references

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


Company Details

The Department of Information Science, one of three departments in the College of Information, promotes the understanding of, access to, and use of data and information through teaching, research and service activities. The department prepares data and information and professionals of the highest quality to serve in dynamic roles locally, nationally and globally. Faculty members of the department...