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Assistant Professor, School of Information Science: Information Technology

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor, School of Information Science: Information Technology
Requisition Number FE02207
Working Title
Department Name 8M500:School of Information Science
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

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.

Required Related Experience

N/A

Required License/Registration/Certification

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Job Summary

The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2020.

Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment 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. 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 masters 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 Schools 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 Colleges interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

The School of Information Science at UK offers two online masters 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.

The College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchools consortium, is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the Universitys core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UKs independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Todays list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

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.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Troy Cooper, Search Committee Chair, via email at troy.cooper@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

N/A

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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