University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Job Title

Visiting Assistant Professor


School of Information Studies


Opening Date: 02/04/2021
Closing Date:  03/04/2021

Job Description

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in knowledge organization.

Job Duties

The selected applicant will be expected to teach and conduct some research in the field of knowledge organization.

Possible teaching areas include but are not limited to metadata/cataloging, information architecture, linked data, Semantic Web, social tagging, text mining, digital humanities.


Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field at the time of the appointment
  • Evidence of potential for teaching in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Research promise in a relevant area.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach one or more of the core courses at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online
  • Excellent research record in a relevant area
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Supplementation Information

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2021. Applications received after March 3, 2021 may not receive consideration.

How to Apply

Apply at:

A strong application packet will include:

  • a cover letter outlining their interest,
  • a current CV,
  • a document outlining their research area or research interest and teaching philosophy,
  • a diversity statement, (upload to “Other Document 1”), and
  • a document listing the names and contact information for three references.


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