The Faculty Search Committee will meet with interested applicants at the ALISE conference in Boston. Please make appointments with Prof. Hsieh-Yee, Chair of the Committee, at [log in to unmask] before the conference.


Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure track)

The School of Library & Information Science of The Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin in the fall 2010 or spring 2011 semester. We seek energetic individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: information organization, museum informatics, digital preservation, health informatics, and information technology. 

An earned doctoral degree in library and information science or a closely related field is required for the appointment. Candidates must be able to teach one or more of the SLIS core courses: Organization of Information, Information Sources and Services, Information Systems in Libraries and Information Centers, and Libraries and Information in Society ( Candidates should have strong teaching ability and the ability to use technology effectively for teaching and learning, including the ability to teach in a blended format. All candidates must have a developed research agenda and publications commensurate with the level of appointment. The ability to attract grants is highly desirable.

The school offers courses in Virginia and at the Library of Congress. Each faculty member is expected to teach one course a year at one of our off campus sites. Off-campus teaching can be delivered in a blended format. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. Summer teaching is optional.

The Catholic University of America was founded in the name of the Catholic Church as a national university and center for research and scholarship. Regardless of their religious or denominational affiliation, all employees are expected to respect and support the University's mission. The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA/V/D/M/F.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
School of Library and Information Science
The Catholic University of America
Washington D.C. 20064
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We encourage electronic submissions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who wish to begin as a visiting faculty should indicate this preference in the application letter. School representatives will attend the 2010 ALISE conference to talk with interested applicants. Please make appointments with Dr. Hsieh-Yee before the conference.

For more information about the school, please visit

Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.
Acting Dean, Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.  20064
Phone: (202) 319-6270
Fax: (202) 319-5574
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