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McGill University

Tenure-track position, Assistant Professor

School of Information Studies, McGill University


The School of Information Studies (SIS), one of the four academic units in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, invites an application for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2013. Qualified candidates should hold a doctoral degree in information studies or a related discipline, and should have demonstrated experience in teaching, research and contributions to professional communities.

Research expertise is sought in Information and Knowledge Management (taxonomies, data mining, intelligence studies, knowledge transfer, organizational learning) and Curation and Preservation (digital archives, records management, authenticity, cultural heritage management, museum studies). Applicants with experience in multidisciplinary research in any of these areas are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the graduate level, conduct research, and advise and supervise master’s and doctoral students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

McGill University is a world-renowned English-language institution located in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal and is ranked among the world’s top universities according to the Times Higher Education Supplement-QS World University Rankings. SIS, 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 specialized courses 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 May 15th, 2013 to:


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