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University of Kentucky School of Information Science
Lexington, KY, United States
21 days ago
University of Kentucky School of Information Science
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
21 days ago

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Assistant Professor, Library Programming and Services
University of Kentucky

The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.

Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in programming and services in libraries and other information environments. This could include, but is not limited to, programming, working with underserved populations, maker spaces, STEAM programming, reader’s advisory, story times. Candidates who have experience with health information/health librarianship are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in library science, information science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2022, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure. You can apply for this position at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/362562

This faculty appointment is part of the online library science master’s degree program housed within the SIS. Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 course load, primarily at the graduate level in the library science program, with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

About the School:
The School of Information Science at UK offers two online master’s degrees, one in library science and a second in information communication technology, an undergraduate major in information communication technology (including an online degree completion component), and an online minor in information studies. Additionally, the SIS includes the Instructional Communication and Research group, which teaches UK core courses in multi-modal communication to incoming students. The library science program, and specifically the program in health information, are both recognized nationally.

About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and more than 400 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University:
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 13,940 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

About Lexington:
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details, please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site. Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence, administrative/professional experience, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin November 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 59845207
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Library Programming and Services University of Kentucky
  • Company Name: University of Kentucky School of Information Science
  • Job Function: LIS Education Faculty
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