Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
School of Information Studies (SOIS

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Information Studies (SOIS) seeks to fill an Assistant Professor vacancy. UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 25,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions. SOIS offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); a Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science; an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology. SOIS faculty organizes three research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. SOIS is committed to excellence through diversity of thought, race, gender and community. We seek candidates who value and demonstrate an appreciation for diversity in all forms, in addition to providing the necessary support to those communities for an inclusive learning arena. Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in several areas of library science including children’s, teen and emerging adult librarianship and/or school library media. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in the MLIS program, as well as courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs.

The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest. Academic service is expected. Candidates should bring a background that includes social justice, intellectual freedom, and community outreach. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate an ability to articulate the value of the profession / MLIS to contemporary society.

Required qualifications include a PhD in Library Science and Information Studies or a related discipline by time of appointment; Evidence of potential for teaching in library sciences field; Excellent promise of funded research.

Preferred qualifications include experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online and evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

This is a continuous recruitment, however, the initial date of review is February 1, 2023.

Applications received after January 31, 2023 may not receive consideration.

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