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McGill University


Job Title:  Associate or Full Professor
Contact Name:  France Bouthillier
Contact Title: Director
School/Program:  School of Information Studies
Institution: McGill University
Address:  3661 Peel St., Montreal, QC, H3A 1X1
Phone:  514-398-3362
Fax: 514-398-7193
E-mail: france.bouthillier@mcgill.ca
Website: www.mcgill.ca/sis


Job description

The School of Information Studies (SIS), one of the four academic units in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, invites applications for one tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2013.  Qualified candidates would typically be holder of a doctoral degree in information studies or a related discipline, and should have demonstrated an accomplished record of research excellence, publication and service to institutional, scientific and professional communities.  

This new position seeks to consolidate existing research in the area of Human Information Interaction (HII), an emerging domain that seeks to systematically study how people interact with, relate to and process information, data and knowledge. The successful candidate will not only contribute to, but provide strong leadership in HII as well as building bridges with areas such as digital content management, digital curation and preservation, and information and knowledge management. 

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to graduate teaching and supervision and to be successful in obtaining funding to support a productive research program.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

McGill University is a world-renowned English-language institution located in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal. McGill ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and 18th in the world (QS World University Rankings). In 2012, the University was again one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The School of Information Studies, one of the oldest schools in North America, has an enrolment of more than 200 graduate students and offers an ALA-accredited MLIS program, a graduate certificate and a graduate diploma in LIS, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. The MLIS program includes specializations in librarianship, knowledge management, and archival studies.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of three references by January 30, 2013 to Dr. France Bouthillier, Director, School of Information Studies, McGill University, 3661 Peel St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1X1 Voice: 514-398-3362; FAX: 514-398-7193 Email:  france.bouthillier@mcgill.ca Web:  http://www.mcgill.ca/sis


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Salary range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 



 
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