Indiana University - IUPUI

Job Title

Associate Faculty in Applied Data and Information Science


Department of Library and Information Science


Opening Date: 01/15/2021
Closing Date:  05/01/2021

Job Description

The Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI seeks Associate Faculty for several undergraduate courses in the area of Applied Data and Information Science, beginning in the fall semester 2020. This program prepares undergraduate students for a data-driven workforce and society.

We are currently recruiting for Associate Faculty who would be interested in teaching undergraduate courses in the following subjects.

  • Data Archives: This course surveys the fundamental principles and practices of archival and record management within the context of data archives. Students explore newly developed tools and techniques specific to data archives. Topics include archive sources, archival description, archival management software, digitization and born-digital archives, and standards and policies.
  • Data Preservation: This course surveys the fundamental principles of data preservation. Students will explore newly developing tools and techniques for long-term data preservation strategies. Topics include selecting file formats and storage media, technical obsolescence, digital forensics, acceptable risk/loss, preservation metadata, data repositories, and preservation policy for long-term access and reuse.
  • Natural Language Processing: This course introduces the theory and methodology of natural language understanding and generation. Topics include stemming, lemmatization, parts of speech tagging, parsing, and machine translation. Employing specialized libraries, students develop applications for topic modeling, sentiment analysis, and text summarization.
  • Web Mining: This course covers concepts and methods used to search the web and other sources of unstructured text from a human-centered standpoint. These include document indexing, crawling, classification, and clustering; distance metrics; analyzing streaming data, such as social media; link analysis; and system evaluation.

Course delivery is flexible (online, hybrid, or face-to-face) depending on the course and semester.


Job Duties

Duties include the following: 

  • Prepare and deliver lectures over a 15-week period on course content as outlined in the syllabus to meet course objectives.
  • Administer and grade assessments of student learning outcomes, such as grading assignments, quizzes, and exams.
  • Encourage student progress and retention, informing the department chair of any concerns, while maintaining a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provide after-class support for students, e.g. holding office hours and responding to student inquires via voice calls or emails.
  • Invite and arrange periodic guest lectures from industry partners to help students prepare for their careers.



  • Deep commitment to student learning and success
  • Experience in a data-related field
  • Teaching experience in college or technical training institutes
  • Ability to teach classes online effectively
  • Strong organizational, motivational, and communication skills
  • Master’s degree in a closely related field

Supplementation Information

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.

We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

The School of Informatics and Computing is eager to consider applications from women and minorities. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D/V.

How to Apply

To apply please forward resumes and questions to Dr. Angela P. Murillo at [email protected].