Dominican University
Graduate School Library and Information Science
Lecturer, Informatics

Dominican University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. This renewable position is a full-time, 10-month appointment to begin August 2016 with the possibility of converting to tenure track in the future. The successful candidate will contribute to the Informatics program which is set to commence in the fall semester 2016, so this is an opportunity for the person appointed to contribute meaningfully to the development and implementation of a new program.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach online, blended, and face-to-face courses and develop curriculum for new undergraduate major in informatics and graduate-level courses within GSLIS as assigned (3 x 3 course load)
  • Serve as student advisor
  • Serve on departmental and university-wide committees
  • Assist with implementation and systematic evaluation planning
  • Participate in recruitment, retention, and successful progression of students within program

Dominican University is a Catholic comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, with an enrollment of 2,272 undergraduate and 1,424 graduate students. 47.2% of DU students are Hispanic, 74.3% commute to campus and 50.9% are first generation students. DU is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking candidates interested in working with a diverse student body. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Dominican University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in library and information science or cognate area, with documented expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Informatics (community, educational, nursing, organizational, social)
  • Cybersecurity and/or information policy
  • Data science, data management, data visualization
  • Design thinking, human-computer interaction, web design, app development
  • Project management

Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by their research, teaching, and/or service.

Consideration will be given to applicants who expect a degree to be completed by August 2016.

Application Procedure:
Review of applicants will begin December 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter and curriculum vitae using the online system at

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.