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:
- #997032 -- Cultural heritage informatics
- #997999: -- One or more of the following areas: Information communications and technology (ICT); human information interaction (HII); data sciences and analytics; and linked data/Semantic Web
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.
- Kent State offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
- 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 https://jobs.kent.edu. (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:
- is one of the largest professional library and information science programs in North America, with more than 600 graduate students at two program sites in Ohio and thriving online component;
- is home to two degrees: the Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) (http://www.kent.edu/slis) and the multidisciplinary Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management;
- is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 (at #18) graduate schools in the field, with a youth librarianship program that is ranked 10th;
- offers the only American Library Association accredited master’s degree program (M.L.I.S.) in Ohio, with strengths ranging from traditional library careers such as public librarianship, children's and young adult, K-12 school libraries, and organization of information, to digital libraries, digital preservation and museum studies;
- offers the M.L.I.S. program completely online, with select courses available at two locations, Kent and Columbus (housed in the State Library of Ohio), both of which have newly renovated and expanded facilities.
- offers concentrations in Health Informatics, Knowledge Management and User Experience Design through the Master of Science program, all available completely online.
- is characterized by a creative, innovative, diverse, collegial, collaborative, and highly productive faculty, with an excellent record in scholarship, research and grantsmanship;
- is a member of a dynamic, unique college, the College of Communication and Information (CCI), whose other schools are Communication Studies (Comm Studies), Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), and Visual Communication Design (VCD), with demonstrated success in collaboration and interdisciplinary research;
- offers doctoral studies through the CCI interdisciplinary doctoral program;
- is a leader on campus in the use of information technologies for pedagogical innovations and online course delivery;
- has more than 60 years of continued growth and success.
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.
About the Community and the RegionThe 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.
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