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Teaching Assistant Professor

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor
Position Number
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Vacancy ID FAC0002324
Posting Open Date 03/05/2018
Application Deadline 04/04/2018
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Summary

The Faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek interdisciplinary colleagues who are interested in joining our sustained and creative efforts to advance the scholarship and practice of information and library science. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply for a fixed-term lecturer position.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 9 credit hours per semester to graduate and undergraduate students. Ability to teach online, as well as residential sections, is required. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Librarianship and communities, human-information interaction, digital librarianship, research methods.
- Archives and records management, metadata strategies and systems, digital curation, research methods.

For descriptions of SILS course offerings, see The individual in this position will also be expected to advise students, serve on committees, and participate in faculty activities.

Term – The initial appointment is for one year with potential renewal for up to three year periods.

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) seeks to advance the profession and practice of information science and librarianship; to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science, and to make significant contributions to the study of information. Faculty members further these goals by teaching and advisory work; by research and scholarly publishing; and by service to the School, the university, the state, and the professional community.

The School’s programs are among the top-ranked by the US News and World Report and internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. The School offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science, a new Master of Professional Science Master’s degree in Digital Curation, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Library Science. The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Data Curation, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees (see for details).

Educational Requirements

Candidates are required to have earned a Master’s degree in information/library science or related field. Additionally, having an earned PhD in information/library science or a related field is an asset.

Qualifications and Experience

Evidence of prior classroom teaching experience or three years of experience in one-on-one instruction or similar consultative situations is also required for this position. In addition to strong interpersonal skills, having relevant professional experience and experience in academic advising and faculty life are all assets.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Susan Sylvester, Executive Assistant
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy/evaluations
  4. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest degree?
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    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other