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School of Information & Library Science


Faculty Search – ALISE, January 2012

Fulltime Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor, Begins, Fall 2012

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The School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute seeks an exceptional candidate for a fulltime tenure-track faculty position.


Located in the heart of Manhattan, Pratt-SILS seeks faculty that will thrive in this culturally diverse environment and will engage with the Pratt community to pursue creative and innovative approaches to their work and to help enrich and develop the Pratt-SILS degree and certificate programs.


We seek a faculty member to teach and do research in areas related to digital libraries, information architecture, usability, information design, systems and networks, having experience in and knowledge of diverse information environments including libraries, archives and museums and having strong computer ability and background  as applied to open source software, mobile technology and applications. 


The appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor to begin fall 2012. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and have potential for leadership in research and professional engagement.

A PhD in LIS or a related field is required.   

Salary is competitive with major LIS schools.


Members of the search committee will be conducting interviews at:

ALISE conference (Dallas Jan 2012) and at iSchool conference (Toronto Feb 2012)


To apply or to request a conference interview, please send a single PDF file that includes the following documents: Cover letter, CV, Statement on research and teaching via email to search committee co-chairs.


Dr. Irene Lopatovska, search committee co-chair - [log in to unmask]  (at ALISE)


Dr. Debbie Rabina, search committee co-chair  - [log in to unmask]  (at iSchool Conference)


 Reviews begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.




Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM

Dean and Professor

Pratt, School of Information & Library Science

144 West 14th Street 6th fl.

New York, NY 10011