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    Posted: 13/Dec/2019 at 1:36pm
The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2020. Both positions are nine-month appointments.

Information Seeking, Organization, and Access
Teaching responsibilities for this position include topics primarily in information storage, retrieval, or use. While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred. You can apply at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/260000

Information Technology
Teaching responsibilities for this position include topics primarily in information technology as related to the information science environment. This could include, but is not limited to, databases, user design/user experience, and web development. While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred. You can apply at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/259992

About the Positions
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. 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. Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, [evidence of teaching excellence, administrative/professional experience] 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.

About the School
The School of Information Science at UK, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Huber, 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.
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