The Library & Information Science Program (LIS) in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is augmenting its existing strengths by inviting applications for two (2) nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidates will play a role in teaching, research and service. We are seeking expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital libraries, archives, information retrieval, learning technologies, digital asset management, multimedia information, organization of information, information technology, information systems, and other related areas.

The successful candidates will need to be comfortable with collaboration in research and teaching projects with other faculty members in the LIS program and MCE. All LIS faculty serve as academic advisers to assigned LIS students. All members of the LIS MCE faculty participate in program and college committees and professional service as appropriate.

*Minimum Qualifications*

*           An earned doctorate by time of hire in library and information science or related area. [Title of "instructor" will be held until degree completion, if necessary.]

*           A demonstrated potential for productive scholarship and teaching.

*           Evidence that the candidate values diversity.

*Preferred Qualifications*

*           Education and experience in information science, library science, computer science, or related area.

*           Experience in information system design and development.

*           Experience in design and delivery of graduate-level courses in the LIS or related   disciplines.

*           Ability to teach in the LIS core (course details available at:

*           Experience in writing grant proposals.

The Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of Denver (DU) is the only ALA-accredited degree granted by a Colorado university. Currently, the program has 150-160 students enrolled. Specialization areas supported by the program include digital collections, archives, early childhood librarianship, law librarianship, school libraries, reference and user services, and special librarianship. The program is especially well-served by the generous contributions of time and effort of an extensive alumni base and LIS professionals in a region known for vibrant and innovative practice, and the strong support of the Morgridge College of Education and the DU Penrose Library. Please visit

The MCE is located in the new Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment.

The University of Denver, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is located in the city of Denver which is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.  Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. DU is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. The vision of the University of Denver is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. Please visit

*Special Instructions to Applicants*

To be considered an applicant, you must submit your application, cover letter and curriculum vitae online via the DU jobs site at: Finalists should be prepared to provide references and samples of publications. Inquiries about this position can be made to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2011; screening will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

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Mary Stansbury, PhD
Associate Professor and Domain Chair
Library & Information Science Program
Information Studies and Learning Technologies Domain
Morgridge College of Education
University of Denver
p. 303-871.3217