FACULTY POSITION – School of Library and Information Studies Digital  
Studies Initiative

The University of Wisconsin‐Madison School of Library and  
Information Studies (SLIS) seeks an exceptional candidate with  
demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and  
service to join our dynamic learning community as Assistant or  
Associate Professor beginning fall 2011.

SLIS faculty members are expected to conduct research, teach two  
courses per semester, advise master’s students and supervise  
doctoral research. As part of the course load for this position, the  
faculty member will teach one undergraduate Digital Studies course  
per semester with the broad goal of increasing undergraduate  
students' media, visual, technology and information literacies. The  
successful applicant will also contribute to the foundation of a new  
interdisciplinary digital studies initiative at the university.

We seek applicants who also have teaching and research expertise in  
one or more of the following areas: children’s and youth online  
practices, information, or literature; digital curation,  
preservation, and archives; community engagement and public  
librarianship; organization of digital information; digital and print  
culture; transformations in scholarly communication. Applications  
from outstanding candidates in other areas will also be considered.

Required: Candidates should have a Ph.D. by August 2011, research and  
publications commensurate with experience or evidence of ability to  
carry out a research agenda, and potential for or demonstrated  
excellence in teaching. All candidates should be committed to  
diversity, prepared to seek opportunities to extend the School's  
funding opportunities and thriving collaborations, and to contribute  
to its service mission. Applicants should be prepared to teach in  
core areas of the master’s curriculum and to contribute to the  
distance master’s program.

SLIS has approximately 200 masters and 20 doctoral students in LIS,  
and is a partner in the UW‐Madison Digital Studies initiative.  
Please see the SLIS Vision and Mission Statement at http:// The Digital Studies program, a cross‐ 
departmental initiative, prepares undergraduate students to  
critically analyze and creatively compose with new media and  
information technologies (see

SLIS is equipped with a newly remodeled instructional computer  
laboratory, a usability lab, and its own library in addition to the  
resources of the University Libraries. It cooperates actively with  
the University Library System, the Cooperative Children's Book Center  
and the Wisconsin Historical Society's library and archives. It is  
home to a large and vital Continuing Education Service, the Center  
for the History of Print Culture, and the UW Information/ 
Communications Technology and Policy Research Cluster. It is located  
in a modern classroom building overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota in  
one of the world's finest universities and in one of the United  
States’ most livable cities.

Questions about the search may be directed to Anne Murphy Lom,  
Department Administrator at [log in to unmask]

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of  
excellence in teaching, and the names and contact information of  
three references by October 31st to Anne Murphy Lom, Department  
Administrator, [log in to unmask] (electronic preferred). Paper  
mail address: School of Library and Information Studies, 600 N. Park  
Street, Madison WI 53706.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding  
the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be  
guaranteed confidentiality. The University of Wisconsin‐Madison is  
an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. SLIS values and  
actively seeks to maintain a diverse faculty.

Christine Pawley Ph.D.
Professor & Director, School of Library and Information Studies

Director, Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America

University of Wisconsin-Madison
4238 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: 608 263-2945/608 263-2900
fax: (608) 263-4849
email: [log in to unmask]

LIS: Libraries, Information, and Sustainability