[Metadatalibrarians] JOB POSTING: Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant Professor / Professor of Practice

Daniel Joudrey daniel.joudrey at simmons.edu
Mon Nov 11 13:57:52 PST 2019

The School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University in
Boston invites applications for a contract faculty position to begin July
1, 2020 (start date negotiable). As a mission-driven institution, we invite
applications from library and information science professionals who share
our passion and commitment to empowering people with information.

School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University combines
theory with professional practice to enable students to succeed, thrive,
and become leaders in the field. Simmons University is a small, highly
collegial, and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston’s
world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. We make use of the vibrant library,
archives, cultural heritage and technology community in Boston to enhance
our faculty and student experiences.

We seek an innovative educator with dedication to graduate teaching and
mentoring, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and
outside the University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach
on a 12-month contract, advise students, contribute to curriculum
development, and provide service to the university. We are especially
interested in candidates whose areas of expertise include:

   - theoretical and practical aspects of information organization and
   bibliographic cataloging;
   - semantic Web standards (linked data, RDF, RDFS, OWL, SKOS, ontology
   development, microdata);
   - archives of visual resources and records management.

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek
candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad
range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly
encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

We are open to individuals interested in, and qualified for, either of the
following positions. Please note that we are filling only one position at
this time:

   - *Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant Professor *- Candidates will have a
   Ph.D. in library and information science or a related field by the time the
   appointment begins. Assistant Professor NTT appointments do not carry
   research expectations, but an interest in engaging in pedagogical research
   is a plus. Assistant Professors NTT carry a teaching load of seven courses
   a year (or the equivalent). Candidates will have strong teaching
   experience, with demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching.
   - *Professor of Practice *- Candidates will have an M.S. or M.A. in
   library and information science or a related field, and substantial
   professional experience (five years or more). Appointments may be made at
   the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice rank, depending on
   experience. Professors of Practice carry a teaching load of seven courses a
   year (or the equivalent), and must maintain currency in the field through
   consulting or active engagement with the professional community. Candidates
   will have demonstrated teaching experience or strong potential to excel at

*Application Instructions*

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position
for which you are applying), a CV, and a teaching statement at
https://tinyurl.com/SimmonsSLIS-position Additional supporting materials to
document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of
courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

Application review will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until
the position is filled. Three letters of recommendation will be requested
of selected applicants following an initial review of applications. If you
have questions about the position, please email Dr. Kyong Eun Oh at
*kyongeun.oh at simmons.edu
<kyongeun.oh at simmons.edu>*.

*Background Information*

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) houses the
ALA-accredited, graduate M.S. program in Library and Information Science.
SLIS is part of the College of Organizational, Computational, and
Information Sciences (COCIS), which also includes the Division of
Mathematics and Computer Science and the School of Business. COCIS nurtures
a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of
diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of
critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve
the global challenges of the 21st century.
*Daniel N. Joudrey, Ph.D.*
School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
College of Computational, Organizational, and Information Sciences (COCIS)
Simmons University
300 The Fenway, P-205B
Boston, MA 02115                           617.521.2863

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