Assistant Professor (Library & Information Science) in University of Hawaii at Manoa


University of Hawaii at Manoa

Job Title

Assistant Professor (Library & Information Science)


Opening Date: 06/15/2017
Closing Date: 07/28/2017

Job Description

We welcome applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty colleague to join us in Spring 2018. The ideal candidate will develop a research and instructional program integrating elements of library and information science with those of the Information & Computer Sciences Department and related units across the university. Researchers who locate their work in informatics, information organization and/or indigenous knowledge are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

Conduct research and teach courses in support of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in Library and Information Science (LIS). Advise graduate students and participate actively in professional organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels. The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester, with the option of summer teaching. All faculty are expected to work effectively with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using face to face, online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain research funding.


Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field, Master’s degree or equivalent, commitment to effective teaching, poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others, exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar.

Desirable qualifications: MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, college or university teaching experience. Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus, and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

Supplemental Information

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts (official transcripts required if selected), and names of 3 professional references to Rich Gazan, Search Committee Chair, Please put ‘LIS Faculty Position’ on the email subject line. Send the complete application as a single PDF file, with the applicant’s first and last names as part of the PDF filename. Review of applications to begin mid-July 2017 and to continue until position is filled.


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