Institution

University of Kentucky

Job Title

Director, School of Information Science

Department/College

School of Information Science / College of Communication and Information

Dates

Opening Date: 10/10/2022
Closing Date:  12/15/2022

Job Description

The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Information Science.

This is a regular title position reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Communication and Information, with appointment expected at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (depending on qualifications) with tenure. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

Job Duties

The new Director of the School of Information Science will continue to grow, support, and nurture the collegial culture of the interdisciplinary school while working collaboratively across programs and units within the school and across the college.

This person will be a visionary who will lead with transparency and integrity, with a commitment to engaging with, and strengthening, college- and university-wide initiatives. While administrative experience and familiarity with accreditation are advantageous, a track record of international prominence as a scholar and experience working in a cross-disciplinary environment are expected.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Doctoral degree and must be eligible to be a tenured faculty member in the School of Information Science at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree and must be eligible to be a tenured faculty member in the School of Information Science at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate must also be a leader with demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/creative activity and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills.

Supplemental Information

Members of under-represented groups are highly welcome and encouraged to apply, as are those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the teaching, service, and research missions of the School of Information Science, the College of Communication and Information, and the University of Kentucky.

Application review will begin November 7, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Submit your application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/427648

Application materials should include:

  1. a letter of application that briefly summarizes background, qualifications, and interest in the position (please upload under Cover Letter);
  2. a curriculum vita;
  3. a brief research statement reviewing focus, expertise, accomplishments, and goals (please upload as Specific Request 1);
  4. a brief teaching statement including philosophy of teaching and evidence of teaching excellence (please upload as Specific Request 2);
  5. a brief statement of philosophy on leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion (please upload as Specific Request 3); and
  6. contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair: Dr. Bobi Ivanov via email at [email protected].

 

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