Indiana University
OPEN RANK Faculty Position in Information and Library Science
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2018 in the Department of Information and Library Science (all subareas solicited with preference for media convergence, time-based media, the archiving of streaming and social media, digital forensics, and metadata). Duties include teaching, research, and service. The IU Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), formerly the School of Library and Information Science, has a long, successful history, having graduated over 8,000 students since it opened its doors in 1946. U.S. News & World Report ranks its Information and Library Science program ninth nationally. The SICE is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth across Information and Library Science, Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach, spanning and integrating computing and information technologies. The school has over 110 tenure-line faculty, 1,400 graduate students, and 1,700 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington campus. Faculty research areas in ILS include digital humanities; digital libraries; documentation; data curation; computer-mediated communication; data science; information organization, retrieval, and visualization; human computer interaction; science studies; social informatics; CSCW; text mining; records management, and more. ILS offers Master’s degrees in Information Science and Library Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Information Science.
Contact: Howard Rosenbaum


McGill University
Tenure-Track Position – Assistant Professor, Human Information Interaction
The School of Information Studies (SIS), an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2019. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in information studies or equivalent. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, evidence of effective teaching, and clear promise of pursuing an interesting and innovative research agenda. While all teaching is in English, knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is highly desirable. Research expertise is sought in the general area of Human Information Interaction (HII) and more specifically in one or more of the core areas of: key foundations of the professional and academic discipline of information studies, organization of information, reference and information services, and information search and retrieval. Ideally, the candidate should also have research expertise in the archival area, including both traditional and digital resource management. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach courses at the graduate level and participate in university and professional community service activities. In addition, candidates are expected to advise and supervise Master’s and Doctoral students in the School.
ContactKimiz Dalkir


Queens College, City University of New York
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a strong background in Archives Management and Studies, beginning fall 2018. The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body.
Contact: Colleen Cool


Simmons College
Full Time Faculty (Assistant Rank, Tenure Track) 
Simmons SLIS invites outstanding applicants and nominations for an assistant professor tenure-track position to complement current areas of expertise on our faculty. Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. SLIS offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.
Contact: Alisa Libby


Syracuse University
Professor of Practice
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (The iSchool, see http://ischool.syr.edu) is soliciting applications from professionals in data science to join its renowned and interdisciplinary faculty. This position is open to professionals who can serve as a Professor of Practice. The successful candidate will join our “Faculty of One” in a highly collegial environment that stresses collaboration.
Contact: Mauren Kicak


University of Alberta
Full-time Tenure Track Position
The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018. We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities. The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School’s evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspx) and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas: Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualization; Indigenous scholarship. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document. For full details and to apply, see the attachment and please visit: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903D1/
Contact: Nancy Evans


University of Illinois
Professor
The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire up to four outstanding full-time faculty members (rank open) to join our dynamic and collegial School. Preference will be given to the following specializations, but strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply.

  • Information retrieval & data analytics–natural language processing, machine learning, and data visualization in application domains such as health, science, and business
  • Information, technology & society–legal and regulatory environment; political economy of information; responsible and ethical uses of information in a global context; technology and civic contexts
  • Digital youth–understanding, supporting and enhancing the interactions of youth with digital information and technology
  • Knowledge organization–information architecture, metadata standards, linked data, cataloging and classification, taxonomy, ontology, indexing, digital asset management, records management
  • Cultural heritage informatics–contemporary archival research and practice including digital archives; community archives and archiving; convergence of libraries, archives and museums; digital preservation
  • User experience/Human-computer interaction–social computing, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social media, computer-supported cooperative work, interaction design, and multi-disciplinary study of the design, use and effects of ICTs

Note: Faculty members Emily Knox, Kathryn La Barre, and Michael Twidale will be available to discuss this opportunity during the ASIS&T Conference.
Contact: Michael Twidale


University of Illinois
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to provide leadership and oversight for academic programs at the School. The iSchool participates in a campus-wide undergraduate minor and Ph.D. in Informatics, and it offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital Libraries, a Ph.D., and a K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program. The School’s award-winning online option for the Master’s and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education. The iSchool faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, and statistics and they hold additional appointments in many other university departments, as well as world-renowned research institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by three iSchool centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the Center for Children’s Books. Our faculty have leadership roles in national initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with scientific and cultural institutions ensure that our research engages critical societal challenges.
Contact: Michael Twidale


University of Maryland
Full-time, tenure-track faculty position
The iSchool at the University of Maryland (http://ischool.umd.edu) seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued and colleagues collaborate in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management. In particular, we seek someone with deep understanding of archives and digital preservation concepts and issues, and whose research program will investigate and develop knowledge about digital techniques in the computational representation, access, preservation, and management of archival collections in diverse contexts. Ideal candidates must demonstrate novel and impactful scholarship relevant to archives or digital curation or any of the areas described above. Preference will be given to candidates that consider the ethical, social justice, diversity, policy, preservation, and equitable access issues associated with their work. (please see full position description attached)cal, social justice, diversity, policy, preservation, and equitable access issues associated with their work. (please see full position description attached)


University of Toronto
Associate Professor – User Experience Design & Human Computer Interaction
The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in user experience design and human computer interaction. The position start date is July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in research. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for the positions of Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the BUL Chair in Human Computer Interaction.
Contact: Anna Pralat


University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – User Experience Design
The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in user experience design and human computer interaction. The position start date is July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, externally funded research program. The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in research. Evidence of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of sustained contributions and publications in leading presses and in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees themselves of high international standing. The successful candidate will be considered for the positions of Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute and the BUL Chair in Human Computer Interaction.
Contact: Anna Pralat