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Associate Professor, Professor Teaching Track - Library and Information Science


University of Washington, The Information School

Application Deadline: March 10, 2023.


The Information School of the University of Washington seeks an Associate or Full Professor, teaching track in Library and Information Science. This position will teach primarily graduate students in the MLIS program.


Position Expectations

A successful candidate for this search will be expected to:

  • Be an engaged teacher and mentor

  • Deliver courses in both face-to-face as well as online modes, engage

  • Engage diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice in the context of LIS.

  • Help lead the MLIS program in developing a curriculum that reflects professional needs in libraries, archives, museums, and information institutions.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Intellectual freedom

  • Community engagement

  • Management and leadership in libraries, archives, and museums

  • Information technology development and management (e.g., systems administration or other infrastructure management; library-specific web and app development; interoperability local systems and vendor hardware, etc.)

  • Knowledge organization, e.g. cataloging and metadata

The successful applicant is expected to engage with and integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice within their teaching and mentorship of future LIS professionals; content and activities in MLIS courses are mapped to the program-level student learning outcomes.


About Position

Successful candidates will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. The iSchool’s MLIS program is consistently ranked amongst the top programs in the US, and our new colleague will be a key contributor to the ongoing success of the MLIS program.


Teaching professors are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool. We provide mentorship, a career path, and opportunities for leadership in the school. This is a full-time appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure eligible. The University of Washington is on the quarter system (autumn, winter, spring) and teaching professors typically teach two courses per quarter (6 courses over 9 months) with summers off. Opportunities for summer teaching are often available. University of Washington teaching professors engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Scholarship is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and teaching mentorship. The University of Washington is a vibrant community of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.


The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty who will enhance our inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty (IDEAS) mission and vision through their research (as applicable), teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.


The position is a full-time 9-month teaching track appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023. Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu.


The base salary for the Associate Teaching Professor position will be $11,111 – $13,555 per month ($100,000-$122,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The base salary for the Teaching Professor position will be $13,111 – $15,000 per month ($118,000 - $135,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


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