[Web4lib] University at Buffalo, Department of Library and Information Studies, Two tenure track positions

Lorna Peterson lpeterso at buffalo.edu
Thu Jun 5 12:56:47 EDT 2008


Assistant or Associate Professor, two tenure track positions available at 

The Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS) is seeking two 
creative and energetic colleagues for tenure-track positions at the 
Assistant or Associate Professor levels to begin January or August 2009. 
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate achievement of 
excellence in research, teaching, and service in an interdisciplinary 
environment. In addition to teaching one or more of our core courses 
(foundations, reference, management), the successful candidates will be 
expected to teach in one or more of these areas:
.	Information organization
.	Cataloging
.	Metadata
.	Digital libraries
.	Digital archives
.	Collection development and collection management
.	Information architecture
.	Digital project management

  Responsibilities also include student advising and participation in 
appropriate departmental, school, university and community service 
activities. On campus physical presence is expected.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies 
or a related field, either completed or near completion. The preferred 
candidate will also hold the MLS.  Appointment at Assistant Professor rank 
requires demonstrated potential for research, scholarship and excellence 
in teaching, and a commitment to service. Appointment at the Associate 
Professor rank requires a record of research and publication with evidence 
of teaching excellence.

We invite applicants who meet the above qualifications and are committed 
to excellence in research, teaching, and service; dedicated to the 
foundational values of library and information science; view libraries, 
information agencies, and other repositories of human creativity as 
dynamic institutions; are not biased by format of information and its 
dissemination, organization, and access; understand the scientific, 
cultural, inspirational, and commercial uses of information; can work in a 
diverse environment; and embrace the principles of intellectual freedom, 
to apply. We seek individuals who are original thinkers, ethical, 
open-minded, and prepared to play an active role in shaping the future 
direction of the department and its accredited MLS program within the 
Graduate School of Education. Candidates, as well as being expert in their 
particular areas of Knowledge Organization, should be masterful in the 
theoretical and practical concerns of social networking technologies, 
Library 2.0, digital libraries, and library information technology in its 
broadest sense, while understanding that they are educating students with 
an eye toward leadership, innovation, and social responsibility. 
Successful candidates will not demonstrate bias in delivery of teaching 
and should be prepared to teach courses via distance learning 
technologies, such as web-based learning or video.


The Department of Library and Information Studies is one of four 
departments within the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the 
University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York. Established in 
1966, the MLS program offers the:
   	Master in Library Science (MLS) degree
   	MLS with specialization in school librarianship, leading to 
Library Media 		Specialist certification by the New York State 
Education Department
   	MLS with a simultaneous JD Program (Law Librarianship)
   	MLS with a simultaneous MA in Music History (Music Librarianship)
 	Advanced Studies Certificate
  The School and the Department have a commitment and reputation for 
merging research and practice in statewide, national, and international 
outreach and service. We seek scholars who will make the most of the 
Buffalo-Niagara region.s unique advantages as a setting for research 
linking information studies to public engagement. The position openings 
are an exceptional opportunity to develop your academic career or bring 
what you already have established to DLIS, the Graduate School of 
Education, and University at Buffalo with its abundant opportunities.
University at Buffalo is a research-intensive public university with a 
global reach and a member of the Association of American Universities 

Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and the greater Western New York region provides 
four distinct, beautiful seasons. This is a culturally rich environment of 
music, art, theatre. It is also rich with opportunities for 
recreation.there are many sporting opportunities for the spectator, 
amateur athlete, and outdoors enthusiast.

Salary is negotiable and competitive. Excellent fringe benefits equal to 
37% of base salary. Summer teaching is available with additional 

For more information about the DLIS, see

For more information about GSE, see http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/
and its Envisioning (strategic planning) document: 

For more information about the University, see
UB's employee welcome site offers orientation to UB resources & services 
such as benefits, child care, the Libraries, and facilities 
   For more information about Buffalo, see http://ci.buffalo.ny.us


Applications must be made using UB's online application system. See the 
university home page http://www.buffalo.edu/
And click on .Jobs at UB.

Applicants should submit their CV with a letter of intent and contact 
information for three references using the UB HR system at:
Informal inquiries are also welcome. You can contact Dr. Lorna Peterson, 
Search  Committee Chair, Department of Library and Information Studies, 
534 Baldy  Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260-1020; telephone 
(716) 645-2412 x 1165 or email her at lpeterso at buffalo.edu  Application 
deadline is February 2, 2009.

The University at Buffalo is an EO/AA employer.
Faculty representatives will also be available to discuss the positions at 
the ALA Annual, Mid-winter, ASIST and ALISE meetings. Please email Dr. 
Peterson if you are interested in meeting informally at these meetings.

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