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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Assistant Professor - School of Library and Information Studies

Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualizationThe School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018.We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities. The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School's evolving MLIS curriculum ( and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:

  •  Indigenous scholarship

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada's only entirely online MLIS degree program. For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.caThe University of Alberta ( is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings ( The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document.To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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