University of Denver

Job Title

Assistant Professor, tenure-track 


The Morgridge College of Education (MCE)


Opening Date: 12/13/2022
Closing Date:  01/15/2023

Job Description

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Library and Information Science (LIS) program. We seek a candidate with knowledge of the library and information science field, committed to engaged scholarship and inclusive pedagogy, and contributing to DU’s mission of public good and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise Master’s LIS students in our online and onsite programs.

The ALA-accredited MLIS program enrolls over 250 students and offers onsite and online program options. The [email protected] online program consists of asynchronous content and synchronous weekly sessions and attracts diverse students from across the country. The onsite program offers concentrations in Research Data Management and Teacher-Librarian and specializations in Academic Libraries, Archives, Community Engagement, Information Technology & Digital Libraries, and Public Libraries. 


Job Duties

  • Pursue a strong research agenda grounded in Library and Information Science and related fields.
  • Teach the equivalent of two courses per quarter each academic year (18-20 credits), including courses in the LIS in-person and online programs.
  • Teach one or more core courses in the LIS program, i.e., Foundations of LIS, Research Methods, User & Access Services, Organization of Information, Management of Information Organizations, or Information Technology.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in the LIS program.Contribute to program, department, College, and University service.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with a diverse population of graduate students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Advanced scholarly expertise in the field of library and information science in the broad areas of libraries, archives, information organization, and community engagement. Applications from individuals with research and/or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas are especially welcome:
    • Archives, cultural heritage curation, and digital preservation
    • Community-centered practices, accessibility, and sustainability; community informatics
    • Information policy, copyright, and ethics
    • Information systems and user experience (UX)
    • Metadata, ontologies, and linked data.
    • Excellent teaching skills in both in-person and online settings.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in information science, library science, or other related fields; ABD will be considered, but a doctorate must be earned by August 31, 2023.
  • Evidence of a relevant established scholarly agenda.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to incorporating inclusive teaching methods to effectively engage students from a wide range of backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Education and professional experience in archives, libraries, museums, or other information and culture organizations.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of graduate-level courses in LIS or related disciplines.
  • Experience in acquiring grant funding and managing funded projects.
  • Experience in program administration, development, and evaluation.

Supplemental Information

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 15th, 2023.This position will commence on September 1, 2023.

Our review of applicants will begin on February 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For general questions regarding the application or recruitment process, please contact [email protected]. For other inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Peter Organisciak, e-mail: [email protected].

Salary Grade Number

The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $76,000-$85,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) statement about the applicant’s experience with and commitment to DEIA and how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions