From: Rong Tang [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:15 PM
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Subject: Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Simmons GSLIS


Dear all,


The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College is currently seeking a tenure track faculty member in the area of reference and user services. Interested applicants please see the detail of the job description below. The deadline of application is August 15, 2011. I also attach the job posting file here.




Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) began with the College. Today, GSLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, GSLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program is a dynamic environment for research and learning.  Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.


Simmons GSLIS invites applicants and nominations for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach, conduct research, contribute to developing curriculum, and provide service to the College and the information professions. We seek faculty in the area of reference and user services. In addition to having research and teaching expertise in reference and public services, experience with and knowledge of user instruction, collection development and management, and services to underserved populations are highly desirable.





Preference will be given to applicants who have already earned a doctoral degree in library and information science or an appropriate related field, can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a research portfolio, and the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service. Candidates who are hired without the doctoral degree will be expected to complete this degree within two years of their hiring date.


Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: both Master’s and doctoral levels courses; summer semester; continuing education institutes; and at the GSLIS program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Experiences in the area of designing and delivering on-line courses are highly desirable. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.


Simmons is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community.


For further information, please contact: Professor Rong Tang, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College by email at [log in to unmask].  Also, please visit us at:



To apply for this position, please go to our online employment site at:  Click on “Search Postings” and apply online for this position and attach a cover letter and resume. The deadline for application is August 15, 2011. 



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Simmons is committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.





Best Regards,


Rong Tang, Chair, Faculty Search Committee



Rong Tang, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, GSLIS Usability Lab

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Simmons College

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

(T) 617-521-2880

(F) 617-521-3192