[Air-L] Dodson Visiting Professor of Information Studies, UBC

Caroline Haythornthwaite c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Fri Dec 21 11:14:05 PST 2012

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2013-14 Dodson Visiting Professor of Information Studies. This visiting position provides support for a scholar to pursue research and engage with faculty at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC. The advertisement is produced below and also attached.  


Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director and Professor
SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC
c.haythorn at ubc.ca

Dodson Visiting Professor of Information Studies
Deadline: March 1, 2013
The University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, Canada, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, is pleased to invite applications for the Dodson Visiting Professorship named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson.
This is a competitive position that provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend an extended period of time, normally an academic term, engaged in research and teaching at the iSchool and with the iSchool and UBC Community. Academics at all levels from all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants will normally hold a doctoral degree, and currently be employed in an institution of higher education.
This year’s call is for a Visiting Professor in Information Studies, who will bring expertise and an active record of scholarship in information studies or one of the many sub-fields within this broad area of research. Preference will be given to candidates who have a proven track record of high quality research and experience in teaching and mentorship. This is an opportunity to work with well-known senior scholars at the iSchool as well as an outstanding group of junior faculty members active in areas such as human computer interaction, information behaviour, information policy, and knowledge organization.  While all applications will be considered, preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with those of one or more faculty members within the iSchool.
This Visiting Professorship offers the opportunity to interact with the talented and engaged students in the MLIS Program by teaching up to two courses. The Professor will be fully integrated into the research culture at the iSchool and will be expected to attend research talks and events, interact with doctoral students and present his or her research at a colloquium, open to members of  the iSchool and the community. .
The Dodson Visiting Professorship funds this position for one term in the amount of $15,000, which can be supplemented through teaching (up to two 3-credit courses) to reach $30,000.
Kindly address all enquiries and applications, comprising a letter of interest and a current CV, to:
Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite
Director – SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC
The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on March 1st 2013 and continue until the visiting professorship has been awarded.
Start date: Either September 3th 2013 or January 6th 2014

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