University of South Florida

Job Title

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/ Library and Information Science


School of Information


Opening Date: 10/06/2022
Closing Date:  11/15/2022

Job Description

The University of South Florida School of Information seeks qualified candidates to begin August 2023.

This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track), and we encourage applications from current doctoral candidates who will successfully defend their dissertation by Aug 2023.

The successful candidate will join our faculty in a collegial environment that promotes collaboration amongst faculty within the school and across the university community.

Job Duties

We seek a colleague who specializes in one or more of the following areas (but we are also open to other research interests if the right candidate should apply):

  • Academic Librarianship
  • Business Librarianship
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Libraries and Archives
  • Human Dimensions of Information Technology (e.g. accessibility and diversity; data privacy/security)
  • Library Services to Special Populations (e.g. older adults; youth)
  • Management of Libraries or Archives
  • Open Access
  • Social Media and Informatics



  • Successful completion of a doctoral degree in a field that is relevant to the candidate’s area of research and teaching by August 2023
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and collaborative research
  • Must meet university criteria for the rank of Assistant Professor


  • A record of research in the candidate’s area of specialization, including presentations, publications, and similar forms of scholarly engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and advise graduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Research interests that connect to program objectives and extend current faculty interests and capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding

Supplemental Information

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at

The USF School of Information (SI) is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which consists of 23 academic departments and a number of highly collaborative and interdisciplinary centers and institutes. The School of Information enjoys a strong tradition of educating information professionals in a variety of settings. The School currently offers three degree programs: a M.A. in Library and Information Science, which has been continually accredited by the American Library Association since 1974; a STEM-based MS in Intelligence Studies, which offers concentrations in Cyber Intelligence and Strategic Intelligence; and a B.S. in Information Science with available concentrations in Data Science and Analytics, Information Security, Health Informatics, Web Development Technologies, and Intelligence Analysis.

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for this position should submit their application online at [email protected] and follow the links and instructions for applying for the faculty line (job #32267).

Each applicant should submit a statement of interest (not more than 1500 words) that includes:

  • information about teaching philosophy, research objectives, professional service experience, and evidence of commitment to diversity;
  • CV; and
  • a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Optional material may be included with a URL for online portfolio materials.

Application reviews will begin immediately, with preference for applicants submitting by November 15th, 2022. The review process will continue until the position is filled. Appointment is expected to begin August 2023 (Fall 2023 semester).

Any questions about this job posting can be directed to the committee chair Dr. Natalie Taylor at [email protected]


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