Assistant Professor Career Opportunity
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta 

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment, at the Assistant Professor level, will ideally be July 1, 2016.

We seek candidates who are committed to teaching face-to-face and online in a student- and community-centred environment, who are excited about research and its applications, and who share our passion for libraries, other information centres, and the related professions as they are practiced in diverse communities.

Successful candidates will have a wide variety of demonstrable teaching interests and will be required to teach both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum aligned with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation Standards. Candidates will have expertise in one or more areas of the School’s MLIS curriculum ( Online and in-person teaching will be expected. Experience teaching online is an asset. Other instructional duties will include advising and supervising students.

The position requires a team player with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise and scholarship in library and information studies in the context of communities and cultures of one or more of the following research areas: indigenous scholarship; digital youth, reading and literacy; and/or documents and archival studies.

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only ALA- accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. Currently we have 264 students; 147 of them completing the online MLIS. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty act as co-supervisors. The School offers Canada’s only entirely online MLIS degree program.

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The University of Alberta ( is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 39,000 students from 146 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to QS Worldwide university rankings. The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Greater Edmonton, with over one million residents in the city and surrounding communities, offers a unique quality of life, a beautiful, park-like setting on a spectacular river valley, an international airport, the lowest provincial tax regime in the country, and is located in Canada’s most optimistic and economically vibrant province. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin January 11, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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