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Faculty Positions - Full-time, Tenure-track

Nominations and Applications Welcome

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University is seeking nominations of and applications from qualified and outstanding candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions, both at the Assistant Professor level, with preference for research and teaching competencies in:

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

Kent State is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is one of several core values we embrace as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world. Our diverse community reflects the unique strengths and abilities, which contribute to our pursuit of inclusive excellence.

Click on the appropriate link above for details about each position. Also see below for information about the school, the university and the community.

For all positions:
  • Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preferred starting dates for both positions is Aug. 24, 2015; summer teaching and workshops may be available.
  • A letter of interest and vitae should be submitted for the appropriate position at (Use position numbers above for faster searches on the jobs site.) Names of at least three references should be provided with the application. The letter of interest should indicate teaching background and research interests.

About the School of Library and Information Science

The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University:

Read more about SLIS.

About Kent State University

Kent State University:

  • is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate university;
  • is located in Kent, Ohio, within 45 minutes of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown;
  • is the second largest university in Ohio, with an enrollment of more than 41,000 students on its eight campuses;
  • ranks among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating a high level of research activity and among the top 76 colleges and universities in community engagement, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Read more about Kent State University.


About the Community and the Region

The City of Kent
  • is located in the heart of Northeast Ohio on the banks of the Cuyahoga River;
  • is within a short drive of rural communities, major recreation and attractions, and major urban areas:
  • 36 miles southeast of Cleveland
  • 10 miles northeast of Akron
  • 20 miles north of Canton
  • 35 miles west of Youngstown
  • is the largest city in Portage County, within 500 miles of 55 percent of the total U.S. population.
  • in addition to being the home of Kent State University, is in close proximity to three institutions of higher education: 15 miles east of the University of Akron, 6 miles northwest of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, 6 miles southwest of Hiram College;
  • boasts a thriving intellectual and cultural community with art galleries, live music (including the renowned Kent State Folk Festival, now in its 45th year), historic sites, lectures, theater and poetry -- on and off campus;
  • has recently completed a major downtown revival, with new shops, restaurants, businesses, apartments and condos -- plus the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Read more about Kent, Ohio:

Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio is a powerful, dynamic region with more to offer than most people realize. You can find a lot to do in Cleveland, of course, but close by you'll also find an array of thriving cities and communities full of vitality, must-see destinations, world-class attractions and exciting business opportunities. The region is made up of 16 counties; the metro areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown; more than four million people and 6,000+ square miles.