A position that may be of interest.

An interesting fact: The Kent State SLIS director earned her doctorate at UT. --SLA


Suzie Allard, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research, College of Communication & Information

Professor, School of Information Sciences

Director, Center for Information & Communication Studies


University of Tennessee

1345 Circle Park Drive | 423 Communications Building| Knoxville, TN | 37996-0341 | USA

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From: Library and Information Science Educators' Information and Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: "Cunningham, Flo" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 3:24 PM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Kent State's iSchool


APPLY NOW. Members of the search committee from Kent State University will be scheduling interviews at ALISE for qualified applicants. Informational interview times may be available as well, depending on the number of applicant interviews. Email Search Committee Chairperson Dr. Meghan Harper at [log in to unmask] for scheduling information.

The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (subject to University approval).  

We are most interested in a candidate who can capitalize on our school's strengths and extend our coverage into new areas of information studies via new and emerging combinations of content areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research and teaching competencies that bridge two or more of the following areas:

The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative, diverse and internationally engaged community of scholars. Candidates must have a doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field and demonstrate evidence of strong potential for research and scholarly activity, publications and successful grant applications in one or more of the above research areas. Candidates should be able to teach at least one of the School’s core courses. Experience in online teaching is preferred.

A nine-month appointment begins August 21, 2017; summer teaching, including workshops, may be available. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A letter of interest and vitae should be submitted online at https://jobs.kent.edu. Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application. The letter of interest should indicate teaching background and research interests.

For additional information, contact the Search Committee chair: Dr. Meghan Harper. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and the Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management with a concentration in Health Informatics, User Experience Design or Knowledge Management. In addition, the school participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State and enjoys newly-renovated office and research space. The main campus of Kent State University is located in vibrant Northeast Ohio, with world-class medical facilities, regional and national centers for the arts, and first-rate entertainment and professional sports, as well as the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in education and employment. Applications from minority group members and women are encouraged. 




All the best,





Flo Cunningham

Marketing Communications and Public Relations Specialist

School of Library and Information Science

Kent State University


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