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William W. & Judith A. Gaunt Endowed Professorship in Library and Information Science


University of Michigan, School of Information

University of South Florida, School of Information

Application Deadline: February 01, 2024.


The University of South Florida School of Information seeks qualified candidates to apply for the William W. & Judith A. Gaunt Endowed Professorship in Library and Information Science. This position, housed out of USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, expands the School of Information across One USF and opens up exciting research opportunities in the Sarasota-Manatee geographic region. The position, funded partially from an endowment left by William W. & Judith A. Gaunt, will begin August 2024 at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will join our faculty in a collegial environment that promotes collaboration amongst faculty within the School and across the university community.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply, but we are particularly interested in a candidate who has a well-developed research agenda that emphasizes community-engaged library and information science research (broadly interpreted).


Priority Deadline Feb 1, 2024.

Appointment expected to begin August 2024. Candidates who wish to apply should visit USF Careers and search job id 35725.


Each applicant should submit a statement of interest (not more than 1500 words) that includes information about teaching philosophy, research objectives, professional service experience, and evidence of commitment to diversity; CV; and a list of the names and contact information for three references. Optional material may be included with a URL for online portfolio materials. Additional questions about this position should be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Natalie Taylor, ngtaylor@usf.edu.


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