[Asis-l] Faculty Positions: Simmons College GSLIS

Anne Reid anne.reid at simmons.edu
Thu Nov 7 10:54:18 EST 2002

At Simmons College, as we work to educate our students in the new
millennium, we have recently celebrated our hundredth anniversary. Since
1899, the core of our mission has been to blend education with practical
work experience, preparing people to lead meaningful lives and earn
independent livelihoods. Situated next to the Isabella Stewart Gardner
Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard Medical School, and other
institutions, the College combines co-educational graduate schools and
graduate-level programs in arts and sciences with a four-year women’s
college. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS),
which is located in a new high-technology building, awards degrees at
the Master’s and Doctoral levels and is one of the nation’s oldest and
largest fully-accredited programs. Our alumni consistently lead the
library and information professions and the information industry.

GSLIS invites applications and nominations for three full-time
tenure-track (open rank) positions.


Teach, conduct research, and contribute to developing curriculum in one
or more of the following general areas:

Organization of knowledge (e.g., metadata, classification and taxonomy,
cataloging, XML and MARC applications)

Management (e.g., behavioral and human approaches, including principles,
theories; and skills; leadership; change management; information

Technology (e.g., telecommunications and networking, social aspects,
digital and hybrid libraries, authentication and security issues,
database management)

Reference services (e.g., online services, literacy, information
literacy, evaluation of services)

Faculty advise and mentor students, develop School policy, participate
in continuing education if they desire, and interact with alumni and
peers in the profession and the College.


Preference will be given to applicants who have already earned a Ph.D.
in library and information science or an appropriate related field, can
demonstrate excellence in teaching, and have potential for leadership in
scholarship and professional service.


GSLIS enjoys close relationships with its large alumni body and national
employer community, and conducts an active continuing education program.
Additional information about the program may be found at:
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/. Successful candidates can have an urban,
suburban, or rural lifestyle in communities that welcome personal
participation and offer recreation of every kind.

Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Opportunities for summer teaching, teaching in our program at the Mount
Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and continuing
education institutes. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and
offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for
dependents at  Simmons and other institutions.

Send letter of application outlining how you will contribute to our
program and activities, a curriculum vitae and the names of three
references to:
Professor Peter Hernon
Chair, Committee on Rank, Tenure and Appointments
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115-5898

E-mail: peter.hernon at simmons.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Simmons GSLIS will be holding interviews for these positions on November
19 and 20 at the ASIST conference.  Please contact Peter Hernon before
the conference or see Michele Cloonan, Terry Plum, or Robin Peek at the

Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates
who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community.

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