[Asis-l] UBC: Faculty Position in Archival Studies

Edie Rasmussen edie at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Sep 8 18:33:01 EDT 2004

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Master of Archival Studies program, to begin July 1, 2005, subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, research, and service in an interdisciplinary environment. 

The School is looking primarily for candidates who are able to teach and conduct research in the area of application of digital technology to the intellectual control, retrieval, and access of archival material; and the management of current electronic records. Candidates who are able to teach and conduct research in other areas of archival theory, method, and practice are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a good level of knowledge of archives in the digital environment.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to the teaching and research areas of the position, or anticipate early completion, with continuation of appointment conditional on completion of the doctorate within six months. Applicants must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability or potential for excellence in teaching and continued professional growth; of their ability to conduct research and engage in scholarly activity; and of a publication record commensurate with their experience.

The School offers a Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children???s Literature, a joint Master of Education in teacher-librarianship and doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

The deadline date for receipt of applications is January 30, 2005. Preliminary interviews with interested candidates will be held at the ALISE conference in Boston in January 2005. Application materials should include a cover letter stating the candidate???s qualifications for the position, projected research agenda, and teaching philosophy; a complete curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information, including e-mail address, of a minimum of three referees.

Address enquiries and applications to:

Professor Terence Eastwood
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
The University of British Columbia
#301, 6190 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3 Canada
eastwood at interchange.ubc.ca

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 


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