Open-rank Faculty Position in Academic and Research Library Innovation

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sep 23, 2017
LIS Faculty
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply.

Faculty seek an outstanding colleague with research and teaching interests in academic and research library innovation and leadership.  We are especially interested in people who are taking a leading role in:

  • Shaping emerging academic and research library roles and responsibilities
  • Helping library managers plan for and evaluate progress toward these new roles
  • Improving and envisioning new forms of access to special collections
  • Imagining and building new tools to disseminate and use the scholarly record
  • Stewarding of research data and other heterogeneous scholarly products
  • Preserving the broader cultural record underlying research and scholarship
  • Educating the next generation of public or technical services librarians OR
  • Establishing new models for working with funders, vendors, publishers, and scholarly societies

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

SILS offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees. We are an intellectually curious, collegial scholarly community whose expertise spans a range of disciplines, methodological approaches, and research paradigms. See for more about our school, programs, and faculty.

Faculty are expected to engage in research, teach, advise students, and participate in school, university, and professional activities. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

The Research Triangle of North Carolina has three of the top university libraries in North America, including the UNC Chapel Hill library system, and is home to the annual Scholarly Communication Institute. SILS graduates lead academic libraries around the world. A faculty position at SILS offers a tremendous opportunity to shape the future of academic librarianship and scholarly communication, and so we seek candidates with significant expertise in the field, who are looking to lead efforts that will make a broad impact.

An earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. Degrees can be in any appropriate discipline. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications

For questions, please contact Susan Sylvester at

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.