[Asis-l] JOB> Faculty Position: SLIS, Indiana University Bloomington

Howard Rosenbaum hrosenba at indiana.edu
Wed Oct 22 17:23:39 EDT 2008

[Apologies for cross-posting. Rosenbaum and Hara will be at ASIST]

Faculty Position (Assistant Professor rank)
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University  

Indiana University’s (IU) School of Library and Information Science  
(SLIS) at Bloomington is searching for an enthusiastic and energetic  
person to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank  
of Assistant Professor. Areas of interest include but are not limited  
to: digital archives, collection development, information retrieval,  
and the organization and representation of knowledge and information.  
The School is seeking outstanding applicants who are qualified to  
teach in any area of the LIS curriculum. The successful candidate will  
have earned a doctorate in information science or related field and  
will demonstrate evidence of an effective and interdisciplinary  
approach to teaching graduate students and scholarship with experience/ 
expertise in the areas mentioned above.

The successful candidate will also be comfortable working with an  
eclectic group of colleagues with backgrounds in cognitive science,  
computer science, information science, sociology, librarianship,  
linguistics, philosophy, and political science. SLIS’ faculty was  
recently ranked first in North America for its scholarly productivity  
and impact. In addition to the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree,  
the school offers the Master of Information Science (MIS), a Ph.D. in  
Information Science and an extensive roster of dual degrees,  
certificates and specializations. The American Library Association has  
accredited the school’s programs continuously for more than half a  

Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university  
with 1,700 faculty and 40,000 students. The beautiful campus, situated  
in one of the top ten “best college towns” in the U.S., hosts 110  
research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of  
distinguished academic departments and schools. Indiana University’s  
library collections are among the largest in the nation, and the  
university is consistently rated one of the best networked in the U.S.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action  
employer, offering a full range of benefits, including TIAA/CREF.  
Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and  
experience. Completion of the doctoral degree (or near-completion for  
appointment at lecturer rank) is required. This appointment will begin  
in Fall, 2009 or January 2010.

To apply, submit a letter of application discussing how your research  
and teaching interests connect with those of the school along with  
names and addresses of three references and your curriculum vitae.  
Informal inquiries are encouraged, and can be made to Howard  
Rosenbaum, search committee chair; applications, nominations and  
curricula vitae should be sent to this address as well. Applications  
will be accepted until a suitable applicant is found. Other members of  
the search committee are Dr. Lokman Meho and Dr. Noriko Hara.

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Chair, Search Committee
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 011
1320 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
Direct phone: 812 855-3250
SLIS office: 812 855-3261
Fax: 812 855-6166
E-mail: hrosenba at indiana.edu

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