Indiana University

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IUPUI Library & Information Science


Opening Date: 02/09/2021
Closing Date:  02/28/2021

Job Description

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis invites applications for one full-time lecturer-track faculty position in the Department of Library and Information Science.

The appointment will begin August 1, 2021 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. This appointment is annually renewable, based upon satisfactory performance. This is a 10-month appointment, with opportunity to teach in the summer months as well.

We are interested in candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Information representation: cataloging, metadata
  • Digital resources/collections management
  • Technology (user experience // information organization// information systems design)
  • Archives and digital preservation

Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching in an online environment and several years of professional (industry) experience in the area of expertise, a deep understanding of career opportunities in the information professions, and a passion for graduate student mentoring and success. Ideal candidates will also shape their teaching in ways that leverage the unique strengths of the School of Informatics and Computing and the IUPUI campus, including its interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and commitment to service and community engagement.

Job Duties

Full-time lecturer-track faculty commit to a balanced workload of teaching and service, which includes:

  • Teaching graduate courses in the LIS department; typically four course section/equivalents per semester and 3-5 different courses per academic year; supervise independent study.
  • Contribute to course and curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students.
  • Commit to service at the department, school and campus level, as well as to the professional community.


  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS required
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Knowledge of state of the art practice and theory in the areas of teaching
  • Effective teaching at the graduate level, and ability to adapt and diversify pedagogy for changing methodologies.

Supplementation Information

About the Department of Library and Information Science │

In 2000, the Indianapolis location of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science was founded to provide high quality library education to students who could not be residential students, needing distance learning options. The Department is ALA accredited, offering students a diverse array of academic and career specializations. The LIS department is particularly strong in the application of technology to the information professions and in public libraries, children/youth services, and increasingly archives, particularly digital curation. Tenure track and lecturer faculty work together to provide engaged and engaging education with a commitment to the development of the library and information professions. Securing external funding for student support and faculty research is important to the Department and to the School.

About the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis │

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its sub-disciplines. In 2013 the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science merged with the School of Informatics. With its formative national role in creating the nation’s largest Informatics Program on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campus, the School is the broadest and one of the largest information/computing schools in the U.S. At IUPUI, the School offers three Ph.D. programs (Human–Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, and Health Informatics), five Master’s programs (Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Human–Computer Interaction, Informatics (with a Knowledge Management specialization) and Library Science), three Baccalaureate programs (Media Arts & Science, Informatics, and Health Information Administration), and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

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.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

How to Apply

Application instructions are available at

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by March 1, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Andrea Copeland [email protected]

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