[Air-L] Assistant Professor Position, iSchool@ The University of British Columbia
c.haythorn at ubc.ca
Fri Nov 8 11:13:32 PST 2013
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Please see the job advertisement below for details on the position.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Faculty position (tenure-stream)
Library and Information Studies
The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time position to begin July 1, 2014, subject to final budgetary approval. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should demonstrate achievement of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, research, and service in an interdisciplinary environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research in the area of library and information studies, broadly interpreted. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research and teaching interests relating to digital collections, including specialization in areas such as: digital libraries; data and information management; data/text mining and analytics; information retrieval; systems design, programming, evaluation and implementation; health informatics; digital humanities; digital media, social media; or semantic web technologies. We are seeking applicants who complement the strengths of the faculty at the School, demonstrate a strong research record appropriate to their experience, and have the ability to forge interdisciplinary research and/or teaching relationships within the School and beyond. As the School builds and strengthens its identity as an iSchool, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic community of scholars shaping the future of the School and to work with outstanding Masters and doctoral students.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or solid indication of imminent completion) in a field related to the teaching and research areas of the position. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activity; have a publication record commensurate with their experience; and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.
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. The iSchool offers an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), a Master of Archival Studies (MAS) (both with an optional First Nations Concentration), a Dual MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children’s Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. Further information about the School can be found at www.slais.ubc.ca.
The deadline date for receipt of applications is January 10, 2014. Application materials should include: a cover letter stating the candidate’s qualifications for the position, projected research agenda, and teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf of Word format) via email to: slais.recruit at ubc.ca.
Enquiries may be addressed to:
Caroline Haythornthwaite, Director and Professor
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS)
The iSchool at The University of British Columbia
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Suite 470, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 CANADA
Email: c.haythorn at ubc.ca
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.
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