University at Buffalo, SUNY

Job Title

Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)


Department of Information Science


Opening Date: 11/24/2020
Closing Date:  11/24/2021

Job Description

The Department of Information Science, University at Buffalo, (SUNY) invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track.)

We seek an outstanding scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to effectively deliver course content in our online master’s programs. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive and just community of faculty, students, staff and administrators where all feel welcomed, included, supported, empowered and have equal access to supports, services and opportunities that ensure learning and success. We welcome a new colleague who shares this commitment.

Review of applications begins Dec. 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four classes in both fall and spring semesters;
  • Advising Information Science master’s students;
  • Participating in professional activities and serving on department, school, and university committees;
  • Contributing to the intellectual community of the Department.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate in Information Science (or equivalent) at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in any of the following areas: school librarianship (K-12), information services for children and youth, multicultural materials and services, and information literacy for youth;
  • A record of successful teaching of students from underrepresented minority (URM) populations;
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of online courses;
  • Research activities related to information and URM populations; •A record of active engagement with the information profession.

Supplementation Information

The Department of Information Science offers an ALA-accredited MS in Information and Library Science, an MS in School Librarianship, and an Advanced Studies Certificate. Its fully online Ph.D. in Information Science program started in Spring 2020. These programs enjoy strong stakeholder support from the community and robust enrollment. In addition, we have collaborative agreements with the School of Law to offer a JD/MS in Information and Library Science and with the Department of Music to offer an MA (Music) and MS in Information and Library Science.

The Department is ranked 21st in the world in the 2020 QS World Rankings for 2 Library and Information Management, and is ranked 22nd in the 2017 US News & World Report Rankings for Library and Information Studies programs.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply

As part of the application, you will need to include the below documents. Applications should me made online at, posting number F2000107:

  • A cover letter that includes: (a) relevant qualifications for the position, and (b) teaching interests.
  • A Statement of Teaching Philosophy describing how you have worked to promote social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s) or as a graduate student and how you plan to continue to do so as a faculty member at UB.
  • At least one (1) course syllabus or other demonstrations of teaching proficiency.

Contact Brenda Battleson White, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor & Search Committee Chair, Email: [email protected], Phone: 716-645-1486