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Tenure-Track Assistant Professors (2), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2020. Both positions are nine-month appointments. Application review will begin January 6 and will continue until both positions are filled.

Information Seeking, Organization, and Access
Teaching responsibilities for this position include topics primarily in information storage, retrieval, or use. While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred. You can apply at 
Information Technology
Teaching responsibilities for this position include topics primarily in information technology as related to the information science environment. This could include, but is not limited to, databases, user design/user experience, and web development. While not required for this position, experience with health information/health librarianship is preferred. You can apply at 
About the Positions
Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in library science, information science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by Aug. 16, 2020, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure. This faculty appointment is part of the online library science master's degree program housed within the SIS. Candidates will be expected to teach primarily at the graduate level in the library science program with opportunities to teach across the School's programs. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College's interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, [evidence of teaching excellence, administrative/professional experience] and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent. Application review will begin Jan. 6, 2020 and continue until the positions are filled.

About the School
The School of Information Science at UK, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Huber, offers two online master's degrees, one in library science and a second in information communication technology, an undergraduate major in information communication technology (including an online degree completion component), and an online minor in information studies. Additionally, the SIS includes the Instructional Communication and Research group, which teaches UK core courses in multi-modal communication to incoming students. The library science program, and specifically the program in health information, are both recognized nationally.

About the College
The College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchools consortium, is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and MediaSchool of Information Science), two departments (Department of CommunicationDepartment of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the University's core program and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK's independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University and Lexington, KY
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The city of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on US News and World Report as one of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth - and lower cost of living - of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Troy Cooper, Search Committee Chair, via email at

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