The Department of Library and Information Studies, University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona
seeks suitably qualified applicants for tenure track position as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer [Assistant Professor/Associate Professor] commencing August 1, 2013


The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) is committed to provide excellent teaching and research to develop information professionals who are equipped to function effectively in a variety of environments. The DLIS presently offers two undergraduate and two postgraduate degree programmes and faculty are required to teach at both levels, supervise student research, engage in research activities, and be actively involved in public service. The DLIS is also embarking on new undergraduate and graduate programmes which emphasize the synthesis of people, information and technology.

We seek applicants with research interests and the ability to teach in three or more of the following:  1) Information Technologies including areas of web design and management, database creation and management; 2) digital libraries and digital curation; 3) Library systems and software applications;4) Multimedia applications in libraries; and 5) Information Management.

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the major issues facing Library and Information Science today while developing areas of specialization.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a statement on teaching and research interests  giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. These should be sent by electronic mail to [log in to unmask]   for the attention of the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica.  The final date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2013 or until the position is filled.      For further information on the Department of Library and Information Studies, please click on:

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences.  At 64 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have aided in catapulting regional development.  In furtherance of its mission to propel the economic, social, political, and cultural development of West Indian society through Teaching, Research, Innovation, Advisory and Community Services, and Intellectual Leadership, the University of the West Indies (UWI) invites applications for the above position.


Paulette A Kerr, PhD

Department of Library and Information Studies,

University of the West Indies, Mona

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