Catholic University of America

Job Title

Assistant Professor


Library and Information Science


Opening Date: 10/20/2022
Closing Date:  03/31/2023

Job Description

We seek applicants who will thrive in an interdisciplinary academic unit and possess a range of methodological approaches. Candidates with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering:

  • Digital humanities
  • Archives
  • Cultural heritage information management
  • Digital curation and preservation
  • Digital scholarship

Job Duties

Candidates must demonstrate effective online and classroom teaching and possess relevant academic or professional (industry) experience, and a passion for student mentoring and success. Ideal candidates will also shape their teaching to leverage the unique strengths of the Department of Library and Information Science. Successful candidates must exhibit the potential to conduct world-class research, teach effectively in graduate professional programs, and contribute to the mission of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Full-time professor committed to teaching, research and service:
  • Teach three course sections per semester and 6 courses per academic year.
  • Have an active research agenda.
  • Contribute to course and curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Serve on departmental committees such as comprehensive exams, colloquium, etc.
  • Advise and mentor students.


  • Ph.D. in library and information science or closely related discipline.
  • Experience in the theory and practice of teaching.
  • Effective graduate level teaching and the ability to adapt pedagogy to diverse methodologies.

Supplemental Information

About the Department of Library and Information Science |

The Department of Library and Information Science strives to transform the role of cultural heritage institutions and information professionals for the betterment of human society. Our M.S.L.I.S. program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1946. Located and serving the nation’s capital for over 100 years, we have unmatched professional connections with the riches of institutions such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and many other federal and nonprofit organizations.

How to Apply

For any questions and to submit an application, please contact Dr. Youngok Choi, [email protected]

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter stating your interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on diversity
  • A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the applicant’s research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
  • The names and contact information of three references

The review of applicants will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. 


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