Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Kent State’s iSchool (museum studies +)


The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (subject to University approval).

We are most interested in a candidate who can capitalize on our school’s strengths and extend our coverage into new areas of information studies via new and emerging combinations of content areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates with research and teaching competencies that bridge two or more of the following areas:

  • School and/or youth librarianship;
  • Museum studies;
  • Socio-technical studies.

The successful candidate will join an active, collaborative, diverse and internationally engaged community of scholars. Candidates must have a doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field and demonstrate evidence of strong potential for research and scholarly activity, publications and successful grant applications in one or more of the above research areas. Candidates should be able to teach at least one of the School’s core courses. Experience in online teaching is preferred.

A nine-month appointment begins August 21, 2017; summer teaching, including workshops, may be available. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A letter of interest and vitae should be submitted online at https://jobs.kent.edu. Names and contact information for at least three references should be provided with the application. The letter of interest should indicate teaching background and research interests.

For additional information, contact the Search Committee chair: Dr. Meghan Harper. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University offers a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and the Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management with a concentration in Health Informatics, User Experience Design or Knowledge Management. In addition, the school participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in the College of Communication and Information. SLIS has the largest graduate program at Kent State and enjoys newly-renovated office and research space. The main campus of Kent State University is located in vibrant Northeast Ohio, with world-class medical facilities, regional and national centers for the arts, and first-rate entertainment and professional sports, as well as the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in education and employment. Applications from minority group members and women are encouraged.

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