Please Note:  Representatives of the School will be attending ALISE in
Dallas and will be available to meet prospective applicants.

Assistant Professors (2)

School of Library and Information Studies

Competition No. - 


Closing Date - 

Jan 31, 2012



The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University
of Alberta invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure track
positions. The date of the appointments, at the Assistant Professor
level, will ideally be July 1, 2012.

We seek candidates who are committed to teaching in a student and
community-centered 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 large and
small communities.

Successful candidates will have a wide variety of teaching interests
<>  and are amenable to teaching
both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum
aligned with American Library Association (ALA) Competencies. Candidates
will identify expertise in one or more areas of the School's MLIS
curriculum <>
. Interest in, and experience with, online and in-person teaching is
desirable. They will be intensely committed to developing future library
and information professionals who are effective leaders. Other
instructional duties will include advising and supervising students.

The positions require team players with an earned Ph.D. in Library and
Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will
also be considered. An MLIS is highly desirable and professional work
experience is preferred. Candidates may have expertise and/or research
interest in, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas:
knowledge management, bibliometrics and citation analysis, and
information visualization; information retrieval, information
organization, information behavior, and user services (including
services to children and youth); or information policy. New streams are
being developed in digital curation and public librarianship as it is
practiced in rural, small-, and medium-sized settings.

For over 40 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has
offered the only ALA-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies.
The School of Library and Information Studies is located in Rutherford
Library South-the heart of the University of Alberta campus-and is a
part of the Faculty of Education. The School and Faculty offer a highly
collegial and supportive work climate with outstanding support for
research and teaching. 

The University of Alberta ( <> )
is Alberta's flagship post-secondary institution. The University serves
approximately 38,000 students (including roughly 6,000 graduate
students) who are enrolled in 400 undergraduate, graduate, and
professional programs in 18 different faculties across five campuses.
The University of Alberta is consistently ranked as one of the top
universities in Canada (and in the world), one of the top research
institutions in Canada, and the University is one of the top employers
in Canada. University of Alberta salaries
<>  are
extremely competitive and employees enjoy generous benefits. Salary will
be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

With over a million people, Greater Edmonton (
<> ) offers all the culture, convenience, and
choice of a larger centre in an environment of open spaces, endless
parks and river valley trails. Edmonton is known as Festival City and
hosts over 30 festivals each year. The beautiful Rocky Mountains are
within a three hour drive.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012 and will continue
until the positions are filled.

Electronic applications are preferred and should include: a curriculum
vitae, a letter of interest, the names and contact details (address,
affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have
agreed to write for you, and a writing sample.

For additional information please visit our website at: <> . 

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard
Time of the closing date.



Ernie Ingles,
Vice-Provost, and
Director, School of Library and Information Studies,
3-18 Rutherford South,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada, T6G 2J4

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. 

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed
to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal


Ernie Ingles, 
Vice-Provost, and, 
Director, School of Library and Information Studies, 
University of Alberta, 
5-O7 Cameron Library, 
Edmonton, Alberta, 
Canada, T6G 2J8 

Vice-Provost Tel: 780-492-5170 
SLIS Tel: 780-492-3932