McGill University

Job Title

Assistant professor - Human Information Interaction


Opening Date: 11/17/2017
Closing Date: 03/01/2018

Job Description

The School of Information Studies (SIS), an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2019. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in information studies or equivalent. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, evidence of effective teaching, and clear promise of pursuing an interesting and innovative research agenda. While all teaching is in English, knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is highly desirable. Research expertise is sought in the general area of Human Information Interaction (HII) and more specifically in one or more of the core areas of: key foundations of the professional and academic discipline of information studies, organization of information, reference and information services, and information search and retrieval. Ideally, the candidate should also have research expertise in the archival area, including both traditional and digital resource management. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach courses at the graduate level and participate in university and professional community service activities. In addition, candidates are expected to advise and supervise Master’s and Doctoral students in the School

How to Apply

Your application should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, a brief statement of teaching philosophy plus documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available), three letters of reference, and copies of representative research article(s). All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to the Academic Jobs Online website at All available materials can be uploaded as pdf files when completing the form. Interested candidates must submit their application by Mar. 1, 2018. Only complete electronic submissions will be reviewed. The review of applications will begin shortly after the March 1st deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be invited to meet with the members of the Search committee and can expect to travel to Montreal as of May 2018. The cover letter in the application may be addressed to: Professor Kimiz Dalkir Director, School of Information Studies 3661 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 1X1 Any inquiries should be addressed to Professor Kimiz Dalkir, Director, School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts, McGill University via e-mail:

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