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Lecturer in School Library Certification Program, University of North Texas

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master’s level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum.

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply.

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo Library and Cheriton School of Computer Science seek technically skilled and highly collaborative applicants for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in software curation. The position is offered as part of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Software Curation will lead research into software preservation and curation with the support of the University of Waterloo Library and University of Waterloo campus stakeholders. Jointly appointed by the Library and the School of Computer Science, the fellow will work among the STEM liaison librarians, with the Library’s digital initiatives department, which is responsible for data curation and associated technologies, and with researchers at the University of Waterloo to establish a framework and a set of best practices for curating software code that requires preservation over time–primarily for its value in facilitating research and the reproducibility of research.

The Fellow will establish working relationships with faculty and research teams that will support the creation of case studies to inform the development of a framework and set of best practices to curate software code. Of particular interest is exploring versioning practices along with curation and preservation principles and building a shared understanding of the role and relationship between these practices and principles. The focus of the Fellow’s work on software curation will align with the Canadian context, emphasizing emerging federal programs focused on digitally-intensive research infrastructure, including the Tri-agency requirements for data management and curation, extending to curating software as a research output. (See the Leadership Council for Digital Research Infrastructure, FRDR – the Canadian Federated Research Network, the Portage research data management network, for more information.) Through the CLIR cohort and relationships with initiatives such as the Software Preservation Network (SPN), the Fellow will share findings and collaborate in the broader North American context. The Fellowship will begin in July 2018 with the start date determined by mutual agreement. In addition to the work undertaken at the University of Waterloo, the incumbent will participate in cohort based activities with other CLIR Fellows. Should the successful Fellow have the appropriate background and interest, teaching opportunities in the School of Computer Science may be available.

Responsibilities

  • Lead a comprehensive exploration of the scope and current practice of software curation globally with an emphasis on practices in Canada to inform potential development of library services
  • Using a case study approach, investigate and share issues and opportunities associated with software curation in support of the reproducibility of research. This includes identifying selection, preservation, and service strategies for software curation that take into account best practices that are currently in existence or being developed and issues of legal restrictions
  • Investigate similarities and differences in software curation needs  across the disciplines
  • Establish a University of Waterloo framework for curating software that applies digital curation principles and practice to software
  • Share scholarly findings observations and recommendations via presentations and publications.
  • Support knowledge translation to a broader audience using approaches that include social media

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline acquired within the five years preceding the fellowship appointment
  • Familiarity with software development and associated technologies
  • Experience using software repositories and version control systems (e.g., Git) as well as virtual computing environments (e.g., Docker)
  • Strong research skills, including using exploratory research methodologies
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with the techniques and tools of software curation
  • Familiarity with the long-term management issues of digital scholarship
  • Familiarity with the standards and practice of the digital curation community
  • Teaching experience in an academic setting as a teaching assistant or instructor (undergraduate or graduate)

Candidates must meet CLIR’s eligibility requirements listed at: https://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/

Compensation and Working Conditions

  • Salary is $70,000 USD, paid in CAD
  • $3,000 USD/yr. of travel and/or equipment support directly from CLIR
  • Work shall be completed on-site at the University of Waterloo

How to apply: Applications are submitted via the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. CLIR will forward qualified applicants’ information to host institutions. The University of Waterloo will conduct its own review process on all applications received from CLIR.

Apply by December 29, 2017, at https://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO

University of Alberta – SLIS Assistant Professor Position

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Studies

Competition No.  – A107530903D1
Closing Date  – Will remain open until filled.

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018.

We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities.

The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School’s evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspx) and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:

  • Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualization
  • Indigenous scholarship

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada’s only entirely online MLIS degree program.

For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.ca

The University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018). The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada’s strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903D1/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Online Adjunct for “Public Libraries”

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is looking for an adjunct to teach “Public Libraries” online during the Winter (January-May) 2018 semester.  Familiarity with Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS strongly preferred. 

It is our policy to not hire adjuncts who are concurrently teaching for other MLIS programs. 

If you are interested, please email your CV to Megen Rehahn Drulia at ay6086@wayne.edu

Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Informatics, University of North Texas

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. The position is for applicants with expertise in the management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, and computational techniques in bioinformatics. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, program building, scholarly research resulting in high quality publications and presentations, and service to the department, college, university, and profession. Instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in health informatics and expanding the curriculum of the nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, a member of the iSchool Caucus.

Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in health informatics, computer science, information science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered for Assistant Professor rank); (b) evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; and (c) evidence of teaching experience, commensurate with rank. For applicants to Associate Professor rank, evidence of national standing in scholarship is required.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods; (b) work experience in a health care environment/setting; and (c) evidence of collaboration with other colleagues. For applications to Associate Professor rank, evidence of international standing in scholarship is required.

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching.

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52959. You must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply.

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Search Committee Chair for Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu or 940-565-3559.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Full-time Faculty position in National Taiwan University

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is seeking to employ one full-time faculty

  1. Qualification:

Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields

  1. Documents Required:

*Photocopy of doctoral diploma;

Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating that it will be in hand by the time of appointment

*Official transcripts of the master’s and doctoral studies

*Photocopy of working experience certification

*Resume

*List of publications

*The full text of the representative and supporting works

The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The representative work should include at least two published journal articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may serve as the applicant’s representative work if assistant professor is the intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than August, 2013. The supporting works should be published no earlier than August, 2011.

*List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.

  1. Other Requirements:

*Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information science related subjects *The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by applicant) *All applications will not be returned.

  1. Date of appointment and position official rank:

Appointment begins on August 1, 2018. Official rank appointed is according to working experience and qualifications.

  1. Application deadline: January 17, 2018
  2. How to apply:

All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to Department of Library and Information Science

Address:

Professor Chi-Shiou Lin

Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C.

Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw

Tel: 886-2-3366-2958

Fax: 886-2-2363-2859

Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science

  • Simmons SLIS invites outstanding applicants and nominations for an assistant professor tenure-track position to complement current areas of expertise on our faculty.

    Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

    We seek faculty who can teach in two or more of these areas:

    • Information organization and description
    • Information services and information access
    • Digital libraries
    • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON, etc.)

    Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the College, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

    Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriate related field. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

    Salary is negotiable, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

    For further information, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Joudrey at joudrey@simmons.edu.

    Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents in the Resume/CV section of the application: cover letter, including statement of any sponsorship requirements; C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement outlining research interests and experience; and names and contact information for three references.

    Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

    https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus—Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor–School-of-Library-and-Information-Science_R03063-1

part time instructors needed for spring and summer 2018

The Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State University http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/master-of-library-and-information-science/ is seeking  part-time online instructors to teach master’s level courses in Organization of Information, Descriptive Cataloging, Subject Cataloging and Classification, and/or Metadata and Advanced Cataloging for the Spring and Summer semesters of 2018.  All courses are three credits each.  Course descriptions may be found at http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/master-of-library-and-information-science/our-program/courses.php

Our courses are taught fully online using the Desire2Learn (D2L) course management platform. Travel to campus is NOT required.

Previous online teaching experience in the subject area at the Masters’ level is requested.

In order to be considered for these courses an online application must be submitted to https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/13126 for position number F00197.

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