University of Alberta 

Job Title

Assistant Professor


Opening Date: 01/04/2018
Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Description

We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities.

Job Duties

The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School’s evolving
MLIS curriculum ( and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:
• Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualization
• Indigenous scholarship
For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada’s only entirely online MLIS degree program.

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How to Apply

Apply Online All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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