University of Kentucky

School of Library & Information Science

Position Title: Assistant Professor (Two positions)

Job Description:  These tenure-track positions have responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintenance of personal research program, participation in professional activities, and serving on university committees. They are nine month academic year appointments.

Candidates for this position will have primary responsibility for directing and teaching in the undergraduate Information Studies program and secondary affiliation with either the Masters in Library & Information Science or Information & Communication Technology programs. Areas of interest include but are not limited to information literacy, student success and persistence, assessment, information management, and database management.

Qualifications: Requires an earned (or near completion) doctorate in library and information science or a related area by the start date, good academic training, and 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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Positions are contingent on final approval for funding. 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