The School of Information Resources and Library Science invites applications for a non-tenure eligible Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2013 for the University of Arizona's new eSociety undergraduate major, an interdisciplinary program of study focused on the social and technical analysis of life in the digital and information age.


The University and School: The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) is an academic department and a professional school in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, Arizona's only public land grant university. The School of Information Resources and Library Science aims to inspire interdisciplinary understanding, diverse interpretation, creation, and use of the emerging knowledge and information environments of the 21st century through innovative instruction and state-of-the-art technology. The School is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information, broadly conceived, and is focused on maintaining a progressive agenda tied to preparing students for living, thinking, and working in the digital age.


This position provides health insurance, qualified tuition reduction, retirement and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. 


Duties and Responsibilities        

Teaching (60%): Instruction of general education and other undergraduate courses (e.g., social media, online collaborative work, theories of new media). (3 courses per semester).

Service (40%): Develop curriculum (e.g., capstone and internship course); facilitate community-based partnerships for the placement of interns; coordinate professional 'student shadows' in the field; and provide career, professional, and practical advising to undergraduate students majoring in eSociety and other programs in the School. 


Minimum Qualifications                

(1) PhD or commensurate degree in Information Science, Communication, Education, Journalism, Sociology, or related fields of study.

(2) Evidence of experience teaching undergraduate courses, ideally in at least two of the three following areas: social media, critical/cultural theory, media or Internet studies, digital society.

(3) Experience with curriculum development or community-based teaching and learning experiences. Applicants with previous experience with facilitating student internships or as undergraduate student advisors are especially encouraged to apply.

(4) Commitment to preparing undergraduate students for citizenry, work, and life in a diverse, multicultural, and interconnected society. 


The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


Position Title                                        Assistant Professor (non-tenure eligible) Full Time Faculty

Department                                           3206-Sch Of Info Res & Library Sci 

College/Division                                   College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Departmental Contact                           Kris Hogeboom 

Departmental Contact Phone                520-621-3566 

Departmental Contact Email                 [log in to unmask] 

Job Open Date                                      02-20-2013 

Job Close Date                                     Open Until Filled (Review begins on 03-15-2013) 


Documents required to be attached electronically with this application                

     Letter of Interest

     Curriculum Vitae 


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