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Information Organization Teaching Academic Staff Position
The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a nine-month Teaching Academic Staff position in Information Organization. The selected applicant should be prepared to teach courses in both the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, supervise fieldwork placements and internships, and participate in other professional services.
Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following: metadata, information architecture, linked data, or cataloging. SOIS invites applications from candidates who have a strong background and interest in both information organization and information technology.
SOIS is committed to both onsite and online education; demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats is highly desirable. Applicants must be able to teach the required undergraduate course “Organization of Knowledge” and in at least one other area in their field of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to serve in an advisory capacity and to work closely with students (onsite and online).
SOIS offers a competitive salary for a nine-month appointment and generous fringe benefits. The School also provides extensive support in the form of travel and professional development funding.
1. MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
2. Professional experience.
1. Extensive experience in information organization.
2. Teaching experience (onsite and online).
3. Ability to teach in areas related to information organization.
4. Course design experience.
5. Evidence of student mentorship.
6. Knowledge of current theory and practice in information organization.
7. The potential for working with allied areas within SOIS.
8. Familiarity with both domestic and international developments in information organization.
The deadline for first priority consideration is March 1, 2013, and will remain open until filled. Applications received after 02/28/2013 may not receive consideration. The preferred starting date is Aug 19, 2013, but negotiable.
Please follow the link below to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jin Zhang, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at [log in to unmask] .
For questions regarding submission of your materials please contact Laura Meyer at [log in to unmask] (414) 229-5409.
For more information about the School of Information Studies please visit the web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/ .
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The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, School of Information Studies has a large diverse, international faculty that is among the top ten LIS programs in the United States for research productivity, a thriving Center for Information Policy Research, and interdisciplinary initiatives with numerous institutions in the United States and abroad.
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