University of Denver

Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track


Opening Date: 11/16/2016
Closing Date: 01/06/2017

Job Description

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment in the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning September 1, 2017. Rank will be determined at the time of hire commensurate with background and experience. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denver’s population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The MCE is located in Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex built in 2010 providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The LIS program offers a Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and is one of several MCE academic programs which currently enrolls about 800 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdS, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world.

The successful candidate will have a forward thinking and articulated research agenda and will be comfortable with collaboration in research and teaching projects with other faculty members in the Research Methods and Information Science (RMIS) Department, MCE, and DU. This position will play a strong role in teaching, research and service and in leading the proposed Research Data Management concentration of the MLIS degree. Applicants with expertise in a library or archive context with one or more of the defined areas will be considered: research data management, information systems, academic librarianship, or digital preservation. Assistant and Associate Professors also serve as academic advisers to assigned LIS students. All members of the LIS faculty participate in program and college committees and professional service as appropriate. There is an expectation for pursuing grants and other external funding opportunities.

Job Requirements 

Assistant Professor • An earned doctorate in information science, library science, or other related area with strong emphasis in information systems, research data management, and database technology or will have completed such a degree by the September 1, 2017 start date. • Candidates for Assistant Professor will be in the first one to six years of post-doctorate experience with a strong potential for future research • Demonstrated record of success in research and teaching. • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations. Associate Professor • PhD in information science, library science, or other related area with strong emphasis in information systems, research data management, and database technology. • Candidates for Associate Professor will be mid-career scholar teachers with a strong, established research record. If Associate rank is granted consideration for tenure will also occur at time of hire. • Demonstrated record of success in research and teaching. • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations. Preferred Qualifications • Education and experience in academic or research libraries, archives, information science, or related area • Experience in information system design and development • Experience in research data management or research data services • Experience in design and delivery of graduate level courses in the LIS or related disciplines • Ability to teach in LIS core courses • Experience in acquiring grant funding and managing funded projects

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How to Apply

This faculty appointment will commence on September 1, 2017. Interested candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. Inquiries about this position may can be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher ([email protected]). Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including research and teaching interests 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. 1-2 page teaching philosophy document 4. 1-2 page research statement document 5. 2-3 recent publications

PLEASE NOTE: the online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine if necessary to upload all required content. Additionally, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference of behalf of the candidate to [email protected] with “LIS Search Position #3922” as the email subject; letters of reference should only be submitted for completed online applications.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Screening of applications will begin January 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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