Assistant Professor Library & Information Science, Full-time, Tenure Track

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Position Summary: 

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Library & Information Science Program (LIS). The appointment will begin September 1, 2013.  We seek a candidate with a forward thinking and articulated research agenda and who will be comfortable with collaboration in research and teaching projects with other faculty members in the LIS program and MCE.  The successful candidate will play a strong role in teaching, research and service. We will consider applicants with expertise in a library or archive context with one or more of the defined areas: information systems, leadership and management, early childhood/youth literacy, STEM environments, medical informatics, or other related areas.  Assistant Professors serve as academic advisers to assigned LIS students. All members of the LIS MCE faculty participate in program and college committees and professional service as appropriate. There is an expectation for pursuing grants and other external funding opportunities.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment will commence on September 1, 2013.  To be considered an applicant, you must submit your application, cover letter and curriculum vitae online. Finalists should be prepared to provide references and samples of publications. Inquiries about this position can be made to [log in to unmask]. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013; screening will continue until the position is filled.

 The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The University of Denver, the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, is located in the city of Denver, which is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.  Census data show that Denver’s population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. DU is a research university with high research activity and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs (please visit

The MCE is located in the new Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) integrated communications system. 

The Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree at the University of Denver (DU) is the only ALA-accredited degree granted by a Colorado university. The program is especially well-served by the generous contributions of time and effort of an extensive alumni base and LIS professionals in a region known for vibrant and innovative practice, and the strong support of the Morgridge College of Education and DU Penrose Library.

Currently, the program has 100-125 students enrolled. Specialization areas supported by the program include digital librarianship, archives, early childhood librarianship, law librarianship, special librarianship, school libraries, and reference and user services. (Please visit

The LIS program is in the Research Methods and Information Science Department in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) which currently enrolls about 850 students in its 24 degree (MA/MLIS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world (please visit



Mary Stansbury, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair

Dept. of Research Methods and Information Science

Morgridge College of Education

University of Denver

Office: 303-871-3217