Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science Program

Job description

We seek a candidate with knowledge of the library and information science field, interest in advancing the scholarship and practice of librarianship, and commitment to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments. Applicants with a strong practical and research background in one or more of the following areas will be considered: academic librarianship, community engagement and librarianship, information literacy, or public library services and programming. The LIS program is launching an ALA-accredited online master's degree and the candidate is expected to play an active role in developing and teaching online courses. Those with a commitment to professional engagement and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply. The responsibilities of this position include: conducting research, teaching graduate level courses; mentoring and advising LIS students; supporting the administration of the LIS program; and other duties as assigned by the department chair and/or dean.

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Library and Information Science (LIS) program, in the Research Methods and Information Science Department at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate with expertise in the practices and theories of information acquisition, organization, preservation, access, retrieval, and use in wide range of settings.

Located in the city of Denver, University of Denver is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity (R2 Carnegie classification) and enrolls approximately 11,500 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Denver's population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

More than 9,000 MCE graduates live throughout the U.S. and the world. Current MCE enrollment includes about 900 students in its 24 degree (MA, MLIS, EdS, EdD, and PhD), licensure, and certificate programs. The LIS program offers the ALA-accredited master's degree. The goals of the LIS program are to:

  1. Enable students to facilitate effective Data-Information-Knowledge transfer, utilizing appropriate technology-based solutions to accomplish the organization, storage and retrieval of data and information in the creation of knowledge
  2. Prepare graduates to effectively serve a diversity of information needs
  3. Prepare students to be reflective practitioners and critical consumers of research
  4. Provide the skills that graduates will need to adapt to and effectively manage change in community and global setting

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will commence on September 1, 2019 for the 9-month academic year.


  • Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field. ABD will be considered, but degree must be conferred prior to September 1, 2019
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, research, and service
  • An emerging research agenda grounded in academic library service, public library service, and issues of privilege and equity
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice and diversity


  • An MLIS or equivalent
  • Professional experience in academic or public library environment
  • Experience in design and delivery of graduate-level courses in LIS or related disciplines
  • Teaching experience in an online environment

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by November 5, 2018, early submissions are advised. Applications will continue to be reviewed until position is filled.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




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Job No: 004509
Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable