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Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information, New York, NY

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. Within the broad field of information, we seek a dedicated professor in the area of youth services, programming and technologies in informal learning environments, including libraries, archives and museums. Ideal candidates' research and teaching will make connections to arts, culture and technology, which is part of the mission of the school.


Areas of Specialization (one or more of the following areas are sought):

  • Art, design & technology programs in information contexts
  • Makerspaces / Hackerspaces
  • Multiple literacies (digital literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, etc.)
  • Critical information literacy
  • Pedagogy & Instruction; Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Diversity and inclusion; serving diverse communities
  • Identity and intersectionality
  • Teen information behavior
  • Pedagogy and instruction
  • Literature and media for youth (children, tweens, teens, young adults)
  • Games and gaming within information environments
  • Learner centered programming in informal learning environments (e.g., informed by HOMAGO - Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out)

Located at the Pratt Manhattan Campus, the School of Information collaborates with New York City's cultural institutions across libraries, archives and museums and the information design sector. The successful candidate will thrive in this culturally diverse environment and engage with the Pratt community to enrich and develop the School's degree and advanced certificate programs, connect their research with teaching, and engage students in research. The School offers four Master of Science programs for which faculty teach across the curriculum: Library & Information Science, Museums and Digital Culture, Information Experience Design and Data Analytics and Visualization.

Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. The School of Information is committed to building diversity in its curriculum and among its faculty, students, and staff, and seeks applicants who can contribute to these goals.



  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester (fall and spring).
  • Develop new courses and revise existing ones in area(s) of specialization through work with the School Curriculum Committee.
  • Coordinate the MSLIS Literacy, Education and Outreach (LEO) program concentration.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the field.
  • Pursue an active research agenda; produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Serve as liaison to the Brooklyn Public Library for IMLS Project "Librarians of Tomorrow" that connects teens with LIS education and careers (2018-2020).
  • Serve on faculty, school and institute committees, participate in related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
  • Serve as an advisor to SI students.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.



  • A PhD in library and information science, education, HCI or related field.
  • Teaching experience at the college level in areas related to this position
  • A record of research and publication since the PhD that demonstrates progress, and that applicant's work is current, future forward and  contributing to the field.  
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in area of specialization
  • Experience supervising graduate research, thesis, and doctoral dissertations
  • Should be active in professional associations and have a record of conference papers and presentations.


SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, statements on research and teaching, examples of recent publications, and a complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three academic references via the "apply" button available on this webpage.

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