Visiting Assistant Professor (2 academic-year renewable contract)
School of Library and Information Science
The University of Iowa
The School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa seeks a two academic-year (nine-month) visiting assistant professor beginning August 2024 thru May 2026, with a potential 3rd year renewal, to fulfill the teaching, research, and service duties outlined below.
Teach graduate courses in born-digital preservation and data curation, metadata, digital accessibility, and digital sustainability, digital preservation infrastructures, tools, policies, and project management, digital curation, digital asset management, community archives, community-centered digital practices and preservation, A/V and media preservation, digital humanities/digital history, digital cultural heritage collections, digital collections as data, copyright, U/X and design in archival or library contexts. The teaching load will be 2-2.
Conduct research in an area of specialization related to library and information science.
Participate in service to the school.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
Appointment: Academic year (9 month)
Screening: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority review deadline: November 3, 202
About the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS):
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is a dynamic American Library Association-accredited program at a research-intensive university that values successful humanities research and a practice-oriented curriculum. Since 1967, SLIS has educated librarians, and our growing enrollments reflect that heritage and enduring priority. SLIS comprises eight core faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, affiliated faculty in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and adjunct faculty members from the University of Iowa Libraries and regional library community. Our program specializes in special collections and archives, book studies, digital humanities, and community engagement.
About the College:
The Graduate College manages the enrollment and degree progress for nearly 5,000 students from over 100 graduate programs in 10 different colleges which span the Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business. The Graduate College is also home to the International Writing Program, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Planning and Public Affairs, the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and the University of Iowa Press. The Graduate College has a history of innovation, which serves as a strong foundation for our contemporary initiatives in graduate education. The Graduate College serves as an advocate for graduate education, allocates resources that support graduate students and programs, manages policies and procedures to establish and assess graduate programs, and fosters interdisciplinary programs.
About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation's 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
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.