Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science

  • University of Kentucky, School of Information Science
  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • Oct 23, 2023
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Library & Information Science

Job Description


Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in library and information science. This could include, but is not limited to, digital curation, archives, health information, data science, information literacy, or knowledge organization. Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2  teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in library and information science with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, library science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

To apply, please visit the University of Kentucky Jobs site Application materials should include: (1) a letter of application that briefly summarizes background, qualifications, and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Application review will begin January 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Sean Burns via email at

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Application Deadline

Position is open until filled.