University of Texas at Austin

Job Title

Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track Faculty


School of Information


Opening Date: 04/21/2021
Closing Date:  05/14/2021

Job Description

The School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for multiple full-time, non-tenure track positions, normally as an assistant, associate, or full professor of instruction or practice.

These positions will start as early as Fall 2021, to coincide with the official launch of the B.S.I./B.A. in Informatics.

Job Duties

These faculty members will teach primarily in the iSchool’s new undergraduate degree programs, the B.S.I. and B.A. in Informatics, although teaching at the graduate level is also possible.


Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in the relevant academic discipline; or
  • Doctoral candidates who will complete the Ph.D. degree prior to September 1, 2021; or
  • Master's degree in the relevant field with two years of teaching experience in a university setting.
Candidates who currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to the diversification of their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Supplementation Information

The UT Austin iSchool is a founding member of the international iSchools organization (, and has a long history of interdisciplinary scholarship and research focused on the human, social, cultural, and technical aspects of information. Our program is consistently ranked among the top programs in information internationally. We are a stand-alone school with strong connections across the university and with other institutions nationally and internationally; we are particularly interested in applicants who will further strengthen and extend our collaborative network. We offer an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Information Studies as well as degrees at the undergraduate and PhD levels. Our Master of Science degree in Information Security and Privacy is offered jointly with the UT Center for Identity. For more details on our current degree offerings, see

How to Apply

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Required materials for applicants include:

  • Current CV,
  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) outlining your suitability for this opportunity,
  • A teaching statement (2-4 pages) addressing how your teaching can contribute to one or more concentrations in the Informatics major, as well as discussing the courses that you would be able to teach in the Informatics major,
  • A diversity statement (1-2 pages). The purpose of the diversity statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.
  • Names and contact details of 3 references who have agreed to provide a reference letter (we will solicit reference letters, if needed, later in the process).

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. We will begin to review applications and interview candidates on May 1, 2021.

Questions about these positions may be sent to [email protected]

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