[Asis-l] Assistant Professor Position, University of Arizona

Bryan Heidorn heidorn at u.arizona.edu
Thu Dec 2 15:34:25 EST 2010

University of Arizona
School of Information Resources and Library Science
Open Assistant Professor Position

The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) seeks to hire a tenure track professor at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Candidates must demonstrate strong potential to teach, perform service, conduct ground-breaking collaborative and individual research, and publish. We are particularly interested in two focus areas. The first is community informatics, with research, teaching and development of new information services tailored to individual communities. There is an opportunity to build on the successful Knowledge River program housed at SIRLS. The second focus area we seek is in the field of information storage and retrieval, particularly digital archives. Knowledge of diversity issues is an essential consideration in hiring for this position. 

Preferred qualifications:

*Earned PhD. in Library and Information Science or relevant field
*Demonstrated research and publication record or potential
*Demonstrated technology expertise
*Documented evidence of teaching ability 

Additional qualifications:

*Commitment to the education of library and information professionals in the 21st century
*Ability to teach technology oriented courses
*Ability to teach introductory courses in one or more of the core or distribution areas
*Ability to recruit and supervise doctoral students

To apply online, please go to www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=199232 
Curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of reference will be required.

For an overview of the SIRLS master’s curriculum, please go to http://sirls.arizona.edu/program/masters/requirements/curriculumreq2006#overview

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Position open date is October 1, 2010; applicant reviews began November 1st.  Position will remain open until filled.

SIRLS is an academic department and a professional school within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Arizona, Arizona’s only public land grant university.  We are located in the beautiful Sonoran desert in Tucson.

The library and information science (LIS) disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives relevant to knowledge and information resources comprise the intellectual foundations of the School.

SIRLS currently serves approximately 300 students in its Certificate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs.  SIRLS serves all residents of the state of Arizona and accepts eligible students from around the world.  SIRLS vision is that through research, education, and service, SIRLS influences the interdisciplinary understanding, interpretation, creation, and use of the emerging knowledge and information environment of the 21st century. 

 SIRLS has consistently achieved regional and national recognition for its emphasis on quality graduate and certificate programs and on the importance of cultural awareness and competence within the LIS field.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, a city of 750,000 inhabitants, 60 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico, a growing economic and recreational center with a multicultural population that reflects the richness of the Southwest. The city shares common borders with the Tohono O'odham and the Pasqua Yaqui Indian Nations, and is surrounded by majestic desert and rugged mountains rising to more than 9,000 feet. Southern Arizona has more than three hundred days of sunshine per year, more than any other region in the U.S.

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