Academic Jobs Wiki

Page for academic job postings in Information Science, Library Science, Information Studies, and related departments or fields. These postings should be for positions that begin during the academic year 2016-2017 (or Summer 2016).

Last year's page: Library and Information Studies 2014-2015

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Information and/or Library Sciences and/or Studies Jobs for 2016-2017[]

Drexel University (PA) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

  • Department of Information Science
  • College of Computing and Informatics
  • Open rank tenure-track position in Data Science
  • Interests "including but not limited to geographic information science, spatial analytics, geographic data acquisition, data mining, visual analytics, information quality evaluation, social-media analysis, human-centered computing, and information policy"
  • Deadline: November 1, 2015
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:
  • Skype Interview Request (12/3)

Indiana University (IN) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE[]

  • Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing
  • Start Date: Fall 2016 (August 1, 2016)
  • Full time, open at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor)
  • "[A]ll subareas solicited with preference for data curation, CSCW, digital libraries, information policy, digital youth, documentation, metadata, and the social web"
  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and names of three references (junior level), or six references (senior level)
  • Deadline: For full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1st, 2015
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:
    • Skype interview request (12/7)
    • Campus interview scheduled (for late January)

Syracuse University (NY) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE[]

University of Colorado Boulder (CO)[]

  • Department of Information Science; College of Media, Communication and Information
  • New department, multiple hires across any area of information science
  • Deadline: November 2, 2015
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:
    • Letter of recommendation requested (11/3). Since the deadline was just yesterday, I wonder, are these being requested for all applicants?
    • They had Skype interviews in early December, and have since narrowed it down further. Focusing on senior hires, most likely.
      • A focus on senior hires wouldn't be surprising, esp. considering it's a new dept. I know of at least one full professor who was actively encouraged to apply.

University of British Columbia (BC)[]

  • School of Library, Archival, and Information Sciences (the iSchool)
  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Media and Information Studies
  • media studies, Internet research, online communities, social media, digital media and design, social computing, information policy, scholarly communication, and the social impact of ICTs
  • Start Date: July 1, 2016
  • Deadline: January 8, 2016
  • Link to ad:
  • List Updates Here: On campus interviews March 2016

University of Texas, Austin (TX) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[]

  • School of Information
  • Assistant Professor likely, though open to more senior hires
  • Archives, Knowledge, and Records Management; human-computer interaction and information retrieval; technology or design
  • Deadline: November 1
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:
    • Letter of reference requested (11/3) -- that was fast...
    • Skype interview scheduled (12/7)
    • Skype interview request (1/6)
    • Campus visit request (1/25)

University at Buffalo - SUNY (NY)[]

  • Department of Library and Information Studies, Graduate School of Education
  • Assistant/Associate Position
  • Research agendas can include but are not limited to one of the following areas:
    - Data Curation/Data Science
    - Health Information
    - Information Management/Visualization/Analytics
    - Information Policy
    - Knowledge Management
    - User Experience
  • Open Untill Filled
  • List Updates Here:
  1. Dr. Heidi Julien will be available to speak with interested candidates at the Annual Meeting of the ASIS&T in St. Louis; please contact her ( in advance if you'd like to discuss the position with her.
  2. The search has been updated to include both Assistant and Associate Ranking. Please resubmit your application if you applied before 11/10/15.