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Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty in Library and Information Science

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Position Details

Title Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty in Library and Information Science
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Library & Information Science
Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – IUPUI invites applications for one or two tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) in the Department of Library and Information Science. The appointment will begin August 1, 2018 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional teachers and researchers are being sought. The LIS department is developing undergraduate data science programs, collaborates on graduate data science initiatives, and has an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree program delivered through online methods. Areas of special interest include data management, digital information management, knowledge management, data science, and preservation. The Department collaborates closely with the Human Centered Computing and the BioHealth Informatics Departments in the application of technology to address information needs.

By strengthening or complementing existing faculty in the Department and School, ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental information challenges with broad societal impact, and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences. The IUPUI campus values civic engagement.

Submit PDF files containing (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter, (3) descriptions of professional experience and teaching experience (“Other” in the list of required application documents); (4) research areas (“Research Agenda” in the list of required application documents), including two papers that best represent the qualifications of the candidate) and (5) the names and contact information of three references (for assistant professor rank; six references for associate or full rank/with tenure). For an appointment to be made with tenure, additional materials will be requested.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2017. However, the positions will remain open until filled.

The School of Informatics and Computing is eager to consider applications from women and minorities. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Library or Information Science or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
• Assistant rank: Ability to develop a record of research productivity with emerging national impact; ability to acquire external competitive research funding.
• Associate or full rank: Demonstrated record of externally-funded research resulting in high-impact scholarly contributions; research team leadership.
• Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and interact effectively with students at all levels.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Rachel Applegate,

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with qualifications
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Other
  4. Research Agenda
  5. List Of References
Optional Documents