The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2020.
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in information storage, retrieval, or use. While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in library science, information science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by Aug. 16, 2020, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.
This faculty appointment is part of the online library science master’s degree program housed within the SIS in the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchools consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach primarily at the graduate level in the library science program with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.
The School of Information Science at UK offers two online master’s degrees, one in library science and a second in information communication technology, an undergraduate major in information communication technology (including an online degree completion component), and an online minor in information studies. Additionally, the SIS includes the Instructional Communication and Research group, which teaches UK core courses in multi-modal communication to incoming students. The library science program, and specifically the program in health information, are both recognized nationally.
The College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchools consortium, is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the University’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth - and lower cost of living - of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.
The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.
Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.
Application review will begin Jan. 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Troy Cooper, Search Committee Chair, via email at email@example.com.