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Open Rank Faculty Position, IU School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing - IUPUI invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The appointment will begin August 1, 2019 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional teachers and researchers are being sought. The LIS Department is developing undergraduate applied data science programs, collaborates on graduate data science initiatives, and has an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree program delivered through online methods. 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

  • Children/youth services
  • Digital youth
  • Youth STEM education
  • Youth and Technology

The department collaborates closely with the Human Centered Computing and the BioHealth Informatics Departments in the application of technology to address information needs.

By strengthening or complementing existing faculty in the department and school, ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental information challenges with broad societal impact and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences. The IUPUI campus values civic engagement.

Submit PDF files containing

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. cover letter, 
  3. descriptions of professional experience and teaching experience ("Other" in the list of required application documents);
  4. research areas ("Research Agenda" in the list of required application documents), including two papers that best represent the qualifications of the candidate) and
  5. the names and contact information of three references (for assistant professor rank; six references for associate or full rank/with tenure) at <>. For an appointment to be made with tenure, additional materials will be requested.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Basic Qualifications    

  • Ph.D. in Library or Information Science, Education Technology, Digital Humanities, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
  • Assistant rank: Ability to develop a record of research productivity with emerging national impact.
  • Associate or full rank: Demonstrated record of funded research resulting in high-impact scholarly contributions; research team leadership. The ability to secure external funding will be considered a strong competitive advantage in the assessment of the candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and interact effectively with students in an online program.


Department Contact for Questions    

Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Ayoung Yoon,


The search committee will also be available to meet with candidates who have applied for this position during the ASIS&T conference 2018.


Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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