Dominican University

Job Title

Tenure Track Faculty


School of Information Studies


Opening Date: 01/04/2021
Closing Date:  02/15/2021

Job Description

The School of Information Studies in the College of Applied Social Sciences at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois is inviting applications for a 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position that will begin in August 2021.

The selected faculty member will join a diverse, collaborative, and cohesive core faculty committed to the university’s overarching mission to create a just and humane society.

Job Duties

The selected faculty must be able to teach in two or more of the following areas:

  • Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation Strategies and Tools for Demonstrating Value
  • Scholarly Communication and Publishing, and Data Management
  • Collection Management and Electronic Resources Acquisition and Administration
  • Information Policy and Information Governance
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science
  • Foundations of Information in Society, Organizations, and Cultures
  • Data Analytics 

Candidate will teach a 3-3 course load; maintain an active research agenda; participate in advising; work actively within the university, college, and school committee structures.


Required Qualifications

  • Must have a PhD in Library and Information Science, or a PhD in a related field AND at least one earned degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Must have a demonstrated research agenda and commitment to service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching, advising, and mentoring in higher education
  • Experience teaching online, hybrid, and in-person

Supplementation Information

The School of Information Studies is ALA-Accredited and is a member of the iSchool Consortium. In recent years, the school has thrived and experienced much growth. Along with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, the School now offers a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Arts in Youth Literature, nine Master’s level certificate programs, and a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics. SOIS Dominican also offers a PhD in Library and Information Science.

How to Apply

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Please provide the following documents:
  • Cover letter which includes teaching philosophy and research agenda
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of three professional references
Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Submission instructions will be provided.

Inquiries and questions may be directed to Dr. Cecilia Salvatore, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].