University of South Florida

Job Title

Assistant Professor of Instruction/ Assistant Instructor - 2 positions


School of Information


Opening Date: 09/29/2023
Closing Date:  02/10/2024

Job Description

The School of Information at the University of South Florida seeks to fill two nine-month, full-time, non-tenure-earning, instructional faculty positions. A doctorate or master's degree in Information Science or related discipline with specialty areas in Information Security, Intelligence Studies, or Data Science is required.

Job Duties

Successful candidates will provide need to be able to accomplish the following goals:
  • Provide an engaging, attentive and effective online instruction for students in the iSchool’s B.S. in Information Science (BSIS) program, teaching four course sections per semester (not necessarily four different courses).
  • Expertise and experience in programming (particularly Python and Java) and in any of the BSIS core courses is most welcome, including Information Behaviors, IT Concepts for Information Professionals, Information Ethics and Policy, or Introduction to Information Science.
  • The ability to teach specialized courses in the areas of Information Security or Data Science and Analytics would align well with the needs of this growing program. Refining, updating and developing courses in the instructor’s areas of expertise.
  • Actively participate in substantive service activities such as Committees and shared governance for the School of Information, College of Arts and Sciences and/or the University.
  • Engage with faculty colleagues and School/Program leadership in a way that contributes to the iSchool’s positive, supportive, collegial environment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctorate or master's degree in Information Science or related discipline with specialty areas in Information Security, Intelligence Studies, or Data Science is required.
  • For candidates applying for the Assistant Professor of Instruction, a doctorate is required.
  • For candidates applying for the Assistant Instructor, a Masters degree is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can teach courses in Information Behaviors, IT Concepts for Information Professionals, or Information Ethics and to those who specialize in Information Security, Intelligence Studies, or Data Science

Supplementation Information

About USF:

The University of South Florida, a high-impact research university dedicated to student success and committed to community engagement, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves approximately 50,000 students who represent nearly 150 different countries. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities, including USF’s highest ranking ever in 2023 (No. 42). In 2023, USF became the first public university in Florida in nearly 40 years to be invited to join the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group of the leading universities in the United States and Canada. Through hundreds of millions of dollars in research activity each year and as one of top universities in the world for securing new patents, USF is a leader in solving global problems and improving lives. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

About School of Information:

The USF School of Information (SI) is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which consists of 23 academic departments and a number of highly collaborative and interdisciplinary centers and institutes. The School of Information enjoys a strong tradition of educating information professionals in a variety of settings. The School currently offers three degree programs: a M.A. in Library and Information Science, which has been continually accredited by the American Library Association since 1974; a STEM-based M.S. in Intelligence Studies, which offers concentrations in Cyber Intelligence and Strategic Intelligence; and a B.S. in Information Science with available concentrations in Data Science and Analytics, Information Security, Health Informatics, Web Development Technologies, and Intelligence Analysis.

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact David Chapel at 813/974-3522 or [email protected] a minimum of five working days in advance.

How to Apply

Apply online at Careers@USF at and searching job id 35295. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Each applicant should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, name, and contact information for three references in .pdf format. 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. John Sullivan, [email protected]. Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. Only online applications are accepted for this position. To request an accommodation with the application or interview process, please contact Central Human Resources by telephone: 813-974-2970 or email [email protected].


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