University of Kentucky

School of Library & Information Science


Position Title: Assistant Professor


Job Description:  This tenure-track position has responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintenance of personal research program, participation in professional activities, and serving on university committees. It is an academic year appointment.


Teaching and research responsibilities are required with demonstrated interests in one or more areas of the curriculum, e.g.,: management, knowledge management, information technology, information resources and services, knowledge organization, data curation, digital libraries/archives or health informatics. Candidates should be prepared to teach in the graduate level core, and may also be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College, and to shape the evolution of an exciting new degree program.


Qualifications: Requires a minimum of an earned doctorate or ABD at the time of offer with expected completion date of August, 2014.  Field of study must be in library and information science or a closely related area.  As part of the doctoral program, strong candidates should demonstrate good academic training, successful teaching experience, and a strong record of research in relevant areas of interest to College faculty and students.


The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Lexington in an increasingly diverse community with a thriving downtown and lively arts and culture scene. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant Institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication and the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, and is a member of the iSchool consortium.  The Master’s program is ALA–accredited. Strong relationships with computing, telecommunications and library services provide a rich environment for teaching and research.


Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see


Send letter of application, a complete vita, and the names of at least three references to:


Jeffrey Huber, Director

School of Library and Information Science

University of Kentucky

320 Little Library Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0224

Phone: 859-257-8876

FAX: 859-257-4205

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Review process will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Expected starting date is August 1, 2014. Application and nomination of minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The University’s commitment to diversity is discussed at


The University of Kentucky is An Equal Opportunity Employer


Lisa O'Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
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