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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Library and Information Science


University of Washington, The Information School

Application Deadline: December 15, 2022


The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1, 2023, contingent upon funding approval.


The successful candidate will be a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking scholar of Library and Information Science, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, and joins the rest of our faculty in forging a more just and sustainable future.


As an interdisciplinary unit, we encourage our faculty to explore information-based approaches to understand and address systemic challenges and to make social impact. This search is specifically focused on attracting candidates that can contribute to our research and teaching portfolio in Library and Information Science (LIS). Research areas of interest include knowledge organization and representation, intellectual freedom and community engagement in libraries and archives, and the design, delivery, and assessment of ethically-informed information systems sensitive to the needs of diverse communities. These topics may have applications in a variety of settings such as digital humanities, cultural analytics, digital repositories or public information infrastructures, and informational justice through libraries and archives.


The position will be an Assistant Professor whose expertise and strong research trajectory in these areas can contribute to fostering a more informed, just, and equitable society through libraries, archives, and the wider information world. The successful candidate will be encouraged to augment the educational mission of the iSchool’s highly-ranked MLIS degree program in preparing future information professionals to responsibly develop and use information technologies.


The iSchool is committed to the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, tribal sovereignty, and accessibility. We welcome individuals who are excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our interdisciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research and practice traditions, and that embraces innovation in research and methods.


The position is a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will be expected to:

  • Conduct high-quality research

  • Seek and acquire extramural funding for research

  • Engage with the University of Washington Information School’s strategic commitments to one or more of the following areas:

(1) promote equity in health & wellbeing

(2) encourage environmental sustainability and resilience

(3) foster a more informed, just, and equitable democratic society.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, as well as advance our Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) curriculum.


Perform service that furthers the mission of the Information School and the University of Washington more broadly.


Please visit this link for more information and to apply for this position.


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