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Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position for a Career Track (Non-Tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science. This position also serves as a coordinator for the Knowledge River Program. The position will begin August 2019. Knowledge River is the foremost graduate program for preparing librarians, archivists, and other information professionals to identify and address the information needs of Latino and Native American populations. The position involves teaching six courses a year online and face-to-face and managing the Knowledge River program.

This position provides health insurance, tuition reduction and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a year-to-year contract which may be eligible for renewal. This NTE Assistant Professor appointment qualifies for promotion through a university managed system of promotion for continuing faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching (60%): Teach online and face-to-face courses for the master of arts program in library and information science (courses in other programs may also be available).  
  • Service (40%): Coordinate all aspects of the Knowledge River program, including recruiting and mentoring KR students in cohort groups and one-to-one; maintain relations with KR alumni, employers and partner organizations; strengthening sustainability through grant writing and fundraising; and advocating for the program with groups such as other faculty, school and college administrators, professionals, and alums. All faculty are expected to serve on committees, participate in faculty meetings, engage in outreach, and participate in related activities.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and information science.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people on different types of projects.
  • Effective communication, written and oral, in person and virtually, with administrators, professional communities, colleagues, and students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in library and information science or cognate field.
  • Experience coordinating an academic program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting student learning and leadership through courses, graduate assistantships and internships, and professional development and networking.
  • Successful fundraising in various forms including grant writing and administration, donor relations, and partnership development.
  • Able to function effectively in a network of librarians and other information professionals, prospective and current students, and alums.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Career-Track (NTE)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

To Apply: 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAUtuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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