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University of Michigan, School of Information- Postdoctoral Research Fellow[]


  • The University of Michigan’s School of Information seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research fellow, starting in Fall 2017. The postdoctoral research fellow will work on an NSF-funded project investigating how culturally responsive approaches to computing education may positively impact learning experiences for girls from marginalized groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities (see call for further details).
  • Deadline to Apply April 30, 2017


Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, Scholarly Communciations Librarian[]

Job Summary

Serves as Department Head for the Digital Initiatives department. Leads development and activities of the Library's Institutional Repository, including outreach initiatives and assessing the effectiveness of those initiatives and services. Collaborates with faculty, students and other campus partners on education resources, copyright compliance, scholarly communications programs, and designing and implementing assessment initiatives. Contributes to the ongoing development of CWU libraries' instruction program. The position is responsible for utilizing best practices to provide metadata, technical and academic support for ScholarWorks digital platform, promoting interest in the library as a community resource, and assisting in planning and organizing special programs involving the use of library resources. This position will engage in embedded librarianship/liaison activities, instruction, and reference duties as part of the strategic mission of the Brooks Library. The Librarian participates in appropriate faculty and professional activities, including serving on college and departmental committees, and professional involvement and activity at the state and national levels.


Job Duties 

Scholarly Communications

  • Serves as Department Head for the Digital Initiatives department.
  • Manage the daily operation of the IR, including working with IR software, adding and editing content, metadata creation, analyzing usage data, and training other library staff in IR functions.
  • Follow emerging developments in scholarly communications and open access and discern their implications to library and faculty stakeholders, advising library, and university leadership.
  • Design and implement a program of scholarly communications outreach initiatives, and assess the effectiveness of those initiatives and services to the campus. Create and update IR policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation.
  • Collaborate with library and campus partners to create and maintain education resources for faculty and students on copyright compliance within a framework of confident, well-informed decisions regarding fair use.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the CWU Multimodal, CWU Graduate and Professional Studies, Institutional Effectiveness, and other units on issues and programs to related scholarly communications.
  • Assist the CWU Libraries' leadership in developing a vision for policies, strategies, programs, and staffing that supports and advances emerging new modes of scholarly expression by faculty throughout the university, including the development of a CWU-supported publication system.
  • Investigate, evaluate, recommend and implement new technologies to improve search functionality, navigation, and usability.
  • Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content.
  • Develops, maintains, and provides enhancements to digital library applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
  • Manages project workflows for digital collections, faculty work profiles, and electronic graduate thesis submission.
  • Responsible for providing reports and statistical data on activities of the Digital Initiatives department which include developing usability studies related to digital collections and access.
  • Chair ScholarWorks Committee, leading committee meetings and using these meetings to identify digital case priorities and to discuss policies and procedures.
  • Provides instruction and outreach duties to the community, classes, and groups which includes training and instruction on creation and use of digital collections and may include teaching credit-bearing courses.

Scholarship and Service

  • Meet the criteria of, and participates in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank, in accordance with the university's standards for reappointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review.
  • Participate in appropriate faculty and professional activities and actively participate in Library, University and professional committees and task forces.
  • Actively seek additional resources in support of Library's goals through university-funded programs and external grant opportunities.
  • As a member of the Library Council, make recommendations to the Dean on issues of planning, coordination and organization.
  • As a faculty member, practice effective teaching for some University 101 classes and credit-bearing courses.
  • May provide reference services in the main library, including occasional night and weekend hours.
  • Complete special projects, committee assignments and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries.


Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communications issues in academic research libraries and of scholarly enterprise at research universities.
  • Working knowledge of digitization standards and formats, copyright, rights management and academic publishing practices, including familiarity with one or more major descriptive metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MIX, MODS, PREMIS, or others).
  • Demonstrated marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the institutional repository; ability to participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of the library's mission and strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; ability and skill in team-building, fostering effective communication and collaboration across diverse departments and with people with broadly varying technical skill levels.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank, in accordance with the university's standards for reappointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
  • Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
  • Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Schedule/Appointment: 11 Month, Full-time, Tenure-Track Appointment

Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

Screening of applications will begin on April 10, 2017 and continue until a finalist is selected.



Kent State University (OH), School of Library and Information Science - TT Assistant Professor, Cultural Heritage Informatics[]

The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of cultural heritage informatics, with a focus in the archives area.

In the digital era, libraries, archives, and museums are converging around their shared interests in building, merging, managing, preserving, and making accessible heterogeneous cultural heritage collections in ways that reach across institutional boundaries and create collective solutions to common problems. The faculty of the School of Library and Information Science seeks an outstanding colleague with primary research and teaching interests in archival studies within the broadly conceived domain of cultural heritage informatics. Candidates’ background and interests may include such areas as:

   Archival informatics, including digital archives and libraries, and digital humanities;

   Community archives and archiving;

   Convergence of libraries, archives, and museums through information technologies such as digitization and linked data;

   Design, evaluation, and use of collections, records, data/metadata, and digital asset management systems for cultural heritage resources;

   Digital preservation and curation;

   Human-computer interaction in relation to the use of digital cultural heritage;

   Personal archiving;

   Uses/reuses and users of cultural heritage materials.

Candidates will find multiple opportunities for collaboration with faculty in established areas of expertise such as digital preservation, metadata and the semantic web, and museum studies.  SLIS features research and teaching facilities supporting cultural heritage informatics, including digitization and data science laboratories and MuseLab, a creative and collaborative exhibit space supporting the museum studies specialization.

Candidates must have a doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field at the time of hire and demonstrate evidence of strong potential for research and scholarly activity, publications and successful grant applications in one or more of the above research areas. Candidates should be able to teach at least one of the School’s core courses. Experience in online teaching is preferred.

A nine-month appointment begins August 21, 2017; summer teaching and workshops may be available. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Follow links at for more information.

A letter of interest and vitae should be submitted online at (position number is 997032). Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application. The letter of interest should indicate teaching background and research interests.

For additional information, contact the Search Committee chair, Dr. Karen Gracy []. Screening of applicants will begin March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management, with concentrations in Health Informatics, Knowledge Management, and User Experience Design. In addition, the school participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in the College of Communication and Information. SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State and enjoys newly-renovated office and research space. The main campus of Kent State University is located in vibrant Northeast Ohio, with world-class medical facilities, regional and national centers for the arts, and first-rate entertainment and professional sports, as well as the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in education and employment. Applications from minority group members and women are encouraged.


Eastern Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, STEM Reference & Instruction Librarian[]

Eastern Washington University Libraries seeks a dynamic and energetic Reference and Instruction Librarian to support our STEM programs. This position is a 11-month, full-time tenure-track library faculty appointment (working over 12 months) to perform professional responsibilities in librarianship, service and scholarship. The STEM Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library colleagues in identifying ways to promote library goals and initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic information literacy instructor who is capable of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in both general and specialized classes. The STEM Librarian will perform outreach to faculty in areas such as Applied Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, and Mathematics. This person will be comfortable collaborating and building strong relationships with faculty through information literacy initiatives to promote student learning, success and retention.

The STEM Librarian will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance to library patrons both in-person and virtually. We seek a candidate who genuinely enjoys helping people and providing outstanding customer service to patrons. The candidate should also be comfortable working with diverse groups and promoting cultural competency.

Key responsibility areas include:

  • Reference and Individual Instruction (22%)
  • Classroom Instruction and Distance Education Support (18%)
  • Liaison, Outreach, Collaboration with Academic Departments (15%)
  • Development of Instructional and Program Materials (12%)
  • Research and Service to the Library and University (20%)
  • Collection Development and Management (3%)
  • Miscellaneous Library Support Activities (10%)

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years successful post-MLS/MLIS professional reference and instruction experience in an academic library setting, gained within the past ten years.
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, STEM literature and research methods.
  • Proficient reference skills, including the ability to use online and print resources effectively.
  • Demonstrated skills in delivering dynamic information literacy/instruction sessions.
  • Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, in order to positively interact with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Mastery of technologies relevant to providing library services, and demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments and technologies.
  • Meet University requirements for faculty promotion and tenure, as found in the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (EWU-UFE Agreement (2016-2019) [1]. Applicant must provide evidence of, or demonstrate potential to maintain, an ongoing program of scholarship and professional development.
  • Additionally, candidate must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a STEM field; preferably in one of the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics.
  • Background as a STEM librarian, especially relevant subject liaison or collection development experience.
  • Experience obtaining external funding (e.g. grants)

To apply, please visit:

Mississippi State University (MS) - Associate Professor, Coordinator of Research Services[]

  • Tenured Library Science position in the MSU Libraries main campus in Starkville, MS
  • Coordinates Research Services Department, which supports advancement of research and information literacy
  • Find the position requirements and application here:
  • Learn more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting and
  • Applicants with excellent publication and service records may meet the requirements for MSU Libraries’ promotion and tenure guidelines, and so will be hired at Associate Professor rank (tenured). You do not need to come from a tenure-track system in order to be considered.
  • Applicants with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline to apply: Until position is filled.
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Tilburg University (The Netherlands) - interviewing finalists (December/January)[]

  • Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), within Tilburg Law School
  • Post-doctoral position in Information Studies
  • Interests "in information studies, broadly defined, including but not limited to theory, philosophy or ethics of information, critical information studies, or similar fields. Background in more than one mentioned discipline, or in computer science and / or informatics, is a plus... Have demonstrable interest in the issues of information privacy and data protection."
  • Deadline: December 5, 2016
  • Link to Ad:
  • List Updates Here:
    • First-round interviews in mid-December
    • Interviewing finalists in January

University of Illinois - Head, Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Simpson Chair & Professor[]

The University of Illinois is seeking a dynamic and visionary candidate with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to lead the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The ideal candidate will have a passion for rare books and special collections and the ability to take initiative to develop and lead projects collaboratively both within the university community and beyond. The head will have a compelling vision of how to make the collections known, accessible, and used through print, exhibition, and digital means and by engaging in and promoting scholarship on materials in the collections.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in rare books or special collections in a university or research library
  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school of Library or Information Science, OR a doctorate in a relevant field of study
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven record of collaboration within and/or outside the field of special collections
  • Recognized national standing in rare book and special collections librarianship or a related field, as evidenced by leadership positions in professional organizations, awards, publications, or other relevant criteria
  • Experience providing broad access to collections through education, public programming, and/or engagement, such as teaching with special collections, curating exhibits, organizing public events, digitization and digital outreach etc.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with rare book and archival standards
  • Experience working with donors and/or foundations
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience as evidenced through increasing management responsibility, illustrating potential to supervise and mentor a diverse workforce including junior faculty
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English
  • Evidence of research and scholarship sufficient to meet university standards for a tenured faculty appointment

Deadline: December 9th, 2016.

University of Washington (WA) – Assistant Professor, Informatics[]

The Information School of the University of Washington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Data Ethics.  At the Information School, we believe that data can improve people's lives, and that pioneering research in data science and related fields can make data work for the betterment of society. At the same time, such work raises important ethical questions about how new forms of data analysis are impacting privacy, liberty, and security.

We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates the potential to establish a program of high quality research focused on the ethical, legal, and policy issues related to data science with current areas of expertise including, but not limited to: 

  • data science methods
  • computational social science
  • data curation
  • information visualization
  • data-driven design
  • information retrieval
  • knowledge organization 

Applicants can be of any disciplinary training and should be excited to join a multi-disciplinary faculty. Competitive candidates will demonstrate research excellence, teaching effectiveness and a commitment to diversity. Candidates with expertise in ethical theory and applied ethics are especially encouraged to apply.

The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.

This is a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 0116). Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school, in which faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 30, 2016. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, letter of intent including a statement on research and teaching, two selected publications, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and the names and contact information for three references.

Diversity Statement

The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

To apply, please visit: