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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The Department of Information Science at the College of Information of the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenured position in the school library certification program at the rank of assistant professor.  


Responsibilities:  The candidate will teach, conduct research, and provide service in an academic tenured position with emphasis on school librarianship. The candidate must demonstrate a record of research accomplishments with emphasis on K-12 education. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field. The candidate should be willing to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees.



The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in information science, education or other related fields at the time of appointment.

The program seeks candidates with expertise in K-12 school library related areas. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad area of information science and the specific area of school librarianship. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active as a certified school librarian and have a demonstrated record of funded scholarly research and publication.


Salary and Benefits:

Faculty appointments are for nine months with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement plans and employer-funded health insurance is available.


About UNT:

Known for its comprehensiveness, UNT is a diverse institution that is furthering its impact in science, engineering and nanotechnology while building on its foundation in the arts, education and business. As a Tier One Research University at the forefront of change, UNT provides a broad-based, student-focused education powered by award-winning faculty who unleash students' potential and advisors and mentors who help guide and keep them on track in earning their degrees.

With about 40,000 students, UNT is the nation's 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

The Department of Information Science prepares information professionals of the highest quality to serve dynamic roles in the state, the nation, and the world. The master's program has been accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1965. The department also offers a bachelor's degree, graduate-level certification in school librarianship, post-master's certificate of advanced study, and interdisciplinary doctoral degree in information science. The school library certification program is ranked in the top 10 of the nation. Detailed information about the department can be found at  


Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at and attach the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter of application

  2. Complete curriculum vita

  3. List of three professional references with full contact information

  4. Unofficial transcripts

For questions or additional information, please contact Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed. Background check, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 


The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.


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