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Open Rank Tenured and/or Tenure-Track Faculty in Library and Information Science

IU School of Informatics and Computing
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The appointment will begin August 1, 2019 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional teachers and researchers are being sought. The LIS Department is developing undergraduate applied data science programs, collaborates on graduate data science initiatives, and has an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree program delivered through online methods.

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

  • Children/youth services
  • Digital youth
  • Youth STEM education
  • Youth and Technology

The department collaborates closely with the Human Centered Computing and the BioHealth Informatics Departments in the application of technology to address information needs.

By strengthening or complementing existing faculty in the department and school, ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental information challenges with broad societal impact and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences. 

Full submission instructions can be found at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6468. For an appointment to be made with tenure, additional materials will be requested.

Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Ayoung Yoon, ayyoon(at)iupui.edu.

IUPUI, the state’s premier urban research institution, is a national leader in life sciences research, civic engagement, service learning, first-year experiences, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. IUPUI’s nearly 30,000 students pursue Indiana University or Purdue University degrees across 17 distinct schools, ranging from Business and Liberal Arts to Engineering and Technology. Indianapolis, the state capital of Indiana, is the 14th largest city in the nation and is home to outstanding cultural institutions and several professional sports teams situated in a diverse regional economy.

IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. IUPUI has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for seven consecutive years. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.

 Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.


Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Library or Information Science, Education Technology, Digital Humanities, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
  • Assistant rank: Ability to develop a record of research productivity with emerging national impact.
  • Associate or full rank: Demonstrated record of funded research resulting in high-impact scholarly contributions; research team leadership. The ability to secure external funding will be considered a strong competitive advantage in the assessment of the candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and interact effectively with students in an online program.


Posted: 2018-11-29 Expires: 2019-01-28

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Open Rank Tenured and/or Tenure-Track Faculty in Library and Information Science

IU School of Informatics and Computing
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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