University of North Texas

Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor in Archival Studies and Archival Management


College of Information


Opening Date: 11/01/2021
Closing Date:  05/30/2022

Job Description

The Department of Information Science (IS) in the College of Information of the University of North Texas invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) position with a research and teaching focus in archival studies and archival management.

This is a nine month, full-time, tenure-track position. The main responsibilities of the job involve teaching students at the graduate and undergraduate level in archival studies, records management, and information science, coordinating the concentration in archival studies and the graduate academic certificate in archival management, conducting research in related areas and providing service to the university and the profession.

We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching, who can leverage the strengths of the department’s dynamic faculty and programs, and who will build collaborative relationships in the University and profession.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to show evidence of or develop a record of scholarly research necessary to earn tenure.

The candidate must demonstrate ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities, and is expected to teach core courses and specialized courses in library science and Information Science.

The candidate is also expected to coordinate students’ practicum/internship experiences, work closely with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees, and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field.

The College of Information and Department of Information Science are committed to creating a learning community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We encourage applicants who may enhance our representational diversity but especially whose research, teaching, and community engagement will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in archival studies, library science, information science or other closely related fields.

Applicants seeking appointment with tenure at the associate professor rank must demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship and must meet UNT’s criteria for tenure at the associate professor level.

All candidates must demonstrate relevant working experience or expertise in the form of research and publications in archives and archival studies.

Preferred qualifications include teaching experience and research in areas such as archival studies, archival management, records management, library and information science. 

Supplementation Information

About the Department of Information Science:

The Department of Information Science, one of three departments in the College of Information, promotes the understanding of, access to and use of data and information through teaching, research and service activities. The department prepares data and information and professionals of the highest quality to serve in dynamic roles locally, nationally and globally.

Faculty members of the department measure their success by the success of their students and the quality of intellectual contributions to the profession and society.

The American Library Association has accredited the department’s master’s program continuously since 1965. The Department offers two bachelor’s degrees, post-master’s certificates, and a doctoral degree in Information Science. Detailed information about the department can be found at

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

How to Apply

For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

Required documents needed to apply include:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Sample Publication 1
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee via email at [email protected]


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