University of Denver
College of Education, Library & Information Science Program
Additional Info & RequirementsThe Library & Information Science (LIS) Program at the University of Denver (DU) has an opening for a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank. The appointment begins September 1, 2007. One of seven programs in the College of Education at DU, LIS invites applications from candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and have emerging research agendas in areas such as information access and retrieval, information architecture with an emphasis on information visualization or digital libraries, and information or educational technologies. DU is a high quality, private institution, and DU’s LIS faculty members take pride in preparing information professionals for leadership roles in institutions serving diverse users in dynamic, evolving environments. Students at DU choose from among six concentrations: Archives and Records Management (ARM), Information Science and Technology (IST), Knowledge Management (KM), Reference and User Services (RUS), Resource Description and Analysis (RDA), and School Library (SL). DU faculty demonstrate a user-centered perspective, incorporate adult learning theory into their teaching, advise and supervise students in academic and experiential settings, and teach core and specialized courses at the graduate level. They also serve on University, College and LIS committees and teams. Information describing the College, faculty, degree programs and research activities can be found at (www.du.edu/LIS). The LIS Program is accredited by the American Library Association. Position duties: The successful applicant will teach core and specialized courses in the areas defined above. Preferred candidates will have teaching and research interests that complement those of current members of the LIS faculty. We would especially invite applications from individuals who have expertise in information science and technologies. Qualifications: Candidates should have an earned doctorate in library and information science or a related discipline. A master’s degree in library science or an appropriate discipline, professional experience in library or information settings, and teaching experience at the graduate level are preferred for appointment at the assistant professor rank. Demonstrated potential for scholarly research, commitment to service, excellence in teaching, and working with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds are also required.
The CommunityThe oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Denver enrolls approximately 11,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. DU is classified as a research university with high research activity. The College of Education (http://www.du.edu/education) is a dynamic community of learners that emphasizes and values faculty-student collaboration in teaching, learning, and research. We are committed to developing well-trained professionals with the talents and skills necessary for visionary leadership, educational change, community building, and social equity. The College of Education embraces the University of Denver’s commitment to enhancing the diversity of its learning community in concert with the Chancellor’s Diversity Statement (http://www.du.edu/chancellor/diversity-statement.html). We are engaged in service partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally to improve education and to make it more equitable.
Applications should include a letter that details your research agenda including plans for funding and support, teaching philosophy, and interest in the DU LIS Program. Also include a complete curriculum vita and contact information for at least three references. Application materials must be submitted via the DU Human Resources page (http://www.du.edu/hr/employment/jobs.html). For priority consideration all interested candidates should apply by April 27, 2007.