Asst Professor/Assoc Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Asst Professor/Assoc Professor


UNT-Information Science-133310


College of Information

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Department Summary:

The Department of Information Science, one of three departments in the College of Information, promotes the understanding of, access to and use of information through teaching, research and service activities. The department prepares information and data professionals of the highest quality to serve in dynamic roles locally, nationally and globally. Faculty members of the department measure their success by the success of their students and the quality of intellectual contributions to the profession and society.

The American Library Association has accredited the department’s master’s program continuously since 1965. The department also offers two bachelor’s degrees in Information Science and Data Science, graduate-level certification in school librarianship, master’s degree in Data Science, post-master’s certificates of advanced study, and a doctoral degree in Information Science. Detailed information about the department can be found at

Position Summary:

The Department of Information Science (IS) in the College of Information of the University of North Texas invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) position with a research and teaching focus in Library Science. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Law Librarianship, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries and Library Management.

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching, who can leverage the strengths of the department’s dynamic faculty and programs, and who will build collaborative relationships in the University and profession.

The College of Information and Department of Information Science are committed to creating a learning community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We encourage applicants who may enhance our representational diversity but especially whose research, teaching, and community engagement will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

This is a nine month, full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to show evidence of or develop a record of scholarly research necessary to earn tenure. The candidate must demonstrate ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities, and is expected to teach core courses and specialized courses with emphasis on libraries and the management of libraries. The candidate is also expected to coordinate students’ practicum experiences, work closely with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees, and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in Library & Information Studies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a master’s degree from an ALA accredited program and an earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or related field; and demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in broad areas of Library and Information Science. Applicants seeking appointment with tenure at the associate professor rank must meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the associate professor level.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Department seeks candidates with expertise in two or more of the following areas: Law librarianship, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, or Library Management. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, success in obtaining extramurally funded research; a demonstrated commitment to diversity as evidenced by their teaching, research and service to the profession; and experience mentoring and advising graduate students at the Ph.D. level.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

Law librarianship, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Library management, and other library science related fields.

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include all required components to be considered. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. The search committee will contact references only during advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Maurice Wheeler, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee ([email protected]).

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Job No:
Posted: 12/23/2020
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time