The School of Library and Information Science at The University of Iowa invites applications for one or more instructional-track (non-tenure-track) at the rank of Lecturer, Associate or Full Professor of Instruction beginning Fall 2020. These are one-year appointments with the possibility of renewal. We seek excellent candidates to participate in delivering SLIS's ALA-accredited Master's program. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science or a related discipline and have demonstrated teaching experience, preferably at the Master's level. SLIS instruction is delivered in a hybrid synchronous mode, with both residential and remote students interacting in a virtual classroom. Demonstration of an active research program is desirable but not required. A Ph.D. in LIS or a related discipline or a MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and professional experience in a LIS setting is required. The position will involve 75% instruction (three courses per semester) and 25% service responsibilities.
Additionally, we seek candidates who have interests in the areas of outreach and user engagement, literacies, and library instruction. Expertise in scholarly domains and communication are of particular interest.
SLIS has a strong history of interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, including the Virtual Writing University, the UI Center for the Book, the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry, the Iowa Graduate Program in Informatics and most recently, the Public Digital Humanities. Virtually all faculty in SLIS have collaborative relationships with other units on campus, with such collaboration actively encouraged by both SLIS and College leadership.
In addition to the MA in Library and Information Science, the School collaborates with other academic units in offering a certificate, Master's and PhD in Informatics, joint degree programs with the Colleges of Law and the Center for the Book, and certificates in Book Studies, Special Collections Librarianship, and the Public Digital Humanities.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.