Library and Information Science - The University of Western Ontario - Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Appointment

Deadline for receipt of applications—February 1, 2013 or until position is filled.

The Library and Information Science program in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a probationary appointment (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research record and interests in the areas of workplace labour and management issues, as they pertain to librarianship, and the ability to teach our required MLIS offering in “Managing and Working in Information Organizations.” An ability to offer courses that might be cross-listed with our other graduate programs in the Faculty or to contribute to the curriculum of our undergraduate program would also be an asset. The normal teaching workload in FIMS is four half-courses per academic year.

Library and Information Science education at FIMS is offered in research-intensive graduate programs, including a new joint program in Health Information Science, that currently house approximately 220 MLIS students and more than 25 PhD candidates. Founded upon interdisciplinarity, creative inquiry, critical thinking, and the interleaving of theory and practice in professional and scholarly contexts, the graduate programs in LIS are committed to the expansion, adaptation, and application of the knowledge base of librarianship to the problems and challenges posed by current information environments. Information about the Faculty and descriptions of its courses are available at The Faculty of Information and Media Studies is one of eleven academic Faculties in The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada’s foremost research intensive Universities.

Applicants should have a PhD completed or nearing completion in LIS or a related discipline, and appointments will commence on July 1, 2013
Interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae, sample publications, three letters of reference, and a cover letter outlining their interest in the position by February 1, 2013 to:

Dr. Thomas Carmichael, Dean
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
North Campus Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7
Phone: (519) 661-4235 Fax: (519) 661-3506

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Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment
equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.