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University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Department of Information Studies
Assistant Professor of Children’s and Young Adult Information Studies
The Department of Information Studies of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in children’s and young adult information services. The successful applicant will have research and teaching interests that relate to any aspect of children’s information services, broadly conceived as encompassing library, archival and educational approaches. These interests might include one or more of the following:
- research in information services to children and young adults with particular interest in literacy and materials in print and digital formats;
- the design and evaluation of programming in libraries, archives, and other institution contexts;
- the provision of services in culturally diverse communities;
- the study of readers and reading in social contexts;
- intellectual freedom and the rights of children to access information, and the effects of censorship;
- policy development and analysis in the provision of information services to children;
- information literacy instruction and college preparedness.
The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS) is one of the top-ranked schools in the U.S., and supports internationally recognized research centers. Within the school, the Department of Information Studies has emerged as an innovative, interdisciplinary site for theory and research in information studies, including archival and museum informatics, data curatorship, information policy, new media, preservation, and textual and visual studies. The Department’s faculty has been recognized as among the most productive and highly-cited in the field. Faculty members have close ties with across UCLA.
The Department offers an M.A. program in Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS), an M.L.I.S. (Master of Library and Information Science) degree with specializations in archival studies, library studies, informatics, and rare books and print and visual culture, and a Ph.D. program in Information Studies.
All faculty in the Department teach at both master’s and doctoral levels; thus, candidates should be able to demonstrate how their research and teaching interests and experience will help foster the growth of the M.A., M.L.I.S., and Ph.D. programs. This position entails: teaching four four-unit courses per year, or their equivalent, in accordance with the Department’s workload policy; advising and mentoring graduate students; actively engaging in research; and actively participating in administrative responsibilities for the Department, the School, and the University.
The School and the Department have strong commitments to the rich and varied multicultural communities of the Southern California region, and a reputation for merging research and practice in statewide, national, and international outreach and service. We seek a scholar who will make the most of Los Angeles’ unique advantages as a setting for research that links audiovisual archival studies to public engagement, and for creating international connections, especially with the Pacific Rim and Latin America. We particularly encourage applications from those whose research and teaching address the practices, perspectives, and needs of diverse populations.
Rank: Assistant Professor.
Starting date: July 1, 2013. (Teaching duties begin late September 2013.) This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. or other terminal degree; a research agenda; a publication record (or demonstrable potential for such); established teaching competence; ability to secure grant funding.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCLA also has an attractive benefits package.
To apply: Please send a letter of application, outlining scholarly background as well as current and future research plans; a curriculum vitae; samples of publications; and (optionally) a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Please also have at least three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to:
Attn: MIAS/IS faculty position, #0285-1314-02
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
2320 Moore Hall, Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
For informal inquiries, please contact Gregory Leazer, chair of the Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2013. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this data. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2013.
The University of California, Los Angeles is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.