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Lecturer, Informatics in the School of Information Studies (SOIS), Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Dominican University invites applications for the position of Lecturer, Informatics in the School of Information Studies (SOIS). This renewable position is a full-time, 10-month appointment to begin August 2017 with the possibility of converting to tenure track in the future. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Master of Science in Information Management as well as to an evolving curriculum for the Master of Library and Information Science.

Responsibilities include teaching and developing curriculum for a new undergraduate major in informatics and for graduate-level courses within SOIS as assigned (3 x 3 course load); serving as student advisor; serving on departmental and university-wide committees; assisting with implementation and systematic evaluation planning; and participating in recruitment, retention, and successful progression of students within programs.

Dominican University is a Catholic comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, with an enrollment of about 3,600 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. DU is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking candidates interested in working with a diverse student body. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Dominican University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. For more information about Dominican University, see 

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in library and information science or cognate area, with documented expertise in any or all of the following: informatics, cybersecurity, information policy, data science, data management, data visualization, design thinking, human-computer interaction, web design, app development, and project management. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by their research, teaching, and/or service. Consideration will be given to applicants who expect a degree to be completed by August 2017.

Review of applicants will begin December 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter and curriculum vitae using the online system at Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


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