Faculty Position at the School of Information Studies, McGill University


The School of Information Studies (SIS), one of four academic units in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, invites applications for one tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2013.  Qualified candidates should hold a doctoral degree in information studies or a related discipline, and should have demonstrated a strong research record, effective teaching and service commitment.


This new position seeks to strengthen the SIS research area in human information interaction (HII), an emerging domain that seeks to systematically study how people interact with, relate to and process information, data and knowledge.  We are particularly interested in individuals with strong research expertise in content management, digital libraries, digital curation/preservation and digital knowledge representation.  Applicants with experience in multidisciplinary research in any of these areas are also encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will teach courses at the graduate level, but may also contribute to courses at the undergraduate level, conduct research, advise and supervise master’s and doctoral students. Salary will be commensurate with the University’s salary policy, qualifications and experience.


McGill University is a world-renowned English-language institution located in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal and is ranked among the world’s top universities according to the Times Higher Education Supplement-QS World University Rankings. SIS, one of the oldest schools in North America, has an enrolment of more than 200 graduate students and offers an ALA-accredited MLIS program, a graduate certificate and a graduate diploma in LIS, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. The MLIS program includes specialized courses in librarianship, knowledge management, and archival studies.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.


Applicants should send (preferably electronically) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of three references by September 30, 2012 to:


Dr. France Bouthillier, Director

School of Information Studies

McGill University

3661 Peel St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1X1

Voice: 514-398-3362; FAX: 514-398-7193

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