SILS invites applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions

Release date: 

December 13, 2016

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for tenure and tenure-track faculty positions with a starting date of July 1, 2017. We seek top candidates at the assistant professor or associate professor level, as well as at the senior level (full professor).

Quick Link:                   http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/110837

Position Type:              Permanent Faculty

Working Title:                Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Appointment Type:         Open Rank

Full-time/Part-time:         Full-Time Permanent

Vacancy ID:                   FAC0001858

Posting Open Date:        12/02/2016

Application Deadline:      Open until filled

Proposed Start Date:      07/01/2017

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Summary:  The faculty seeks outstanding colleagues with active research and teaching interests in information science with specializations in domains such as information policies and ethics, social networks, human-centered information analysis and design, information security, digital curation, and interactive information retrieval. Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, participate in School, University, and professional activities, and otherwise share their expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including work with doctoral students. Candidates should be excited by and able to thrive in an intellectually stimulating multi-disciplinary environment. We seek collaborative colleagues who will form partnerships within the school and across the campus. Scholars with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

UNC SILS offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Science in Information Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information systems, a post-master’s certificate in data curation, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees. (Learn more at http://sils.unc.edu). Plans are in place to launch a new Professional Science Master’s degree in digital curation in 2017.

Educational Requirements: An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. Candidates should provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, and potential for leadership in their area of expertise. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/110837

For a printable pdf with the position description: https://sils.unc.edu/sites/default/files/publications/UNC-SILS-Faculty-Search-2016.pdf