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Assistant / Associate Professor, Req605

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Salary ranges for these positions are as follows: Assistant professor ($75,000 to $85,000) Associate
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

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University Library System

School of Information Sciences

Wayne State University

Assistant OR Associate Professor

Posting Number Req605

Call for applications


The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at Wayne State University invites applications for one tenure-track or one tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position is open to applicants from various fields including information science, information management, data science or library science. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research falls in one or more of the following areas:


  • Health informatics Information and data policies Strategic management and leadership Ethics and social justice Archives and cultural heritage Social data science

While these areas of expertise are of particular interest, candidates with expertise and interest in other related topics are encouraged to apply. 


Essential Functions


Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Information Sciences (SIS), serving as an advisor to SIS students, and providing service to SIS, the successful candidate will perform research and teach primarily under the areas of information management, information science or library science. They are expected to support one or more of the SIS degrees and certificates, including: Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM); Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS); and the Graduates Certificates in: Archival Administration, Information Management, Public Library Services to Children and Youth, and School Library Media Specialist. It is expected that the new faculty member will teach specialized courses and at least one core course from the school’s course catalog, including both graduate and undergraduate students.


The school’s curriculum is primarily delivered online, and largely asynchronous. The new faculty member is expected to have experience in successfully delivering online teaching and to participate in events and committee work that happen on campus.


SIS has approximately 385 enrolled students, mostly in the MLIS program. In addition to the degrees and certificates listed above, SIS offers a joint MLIS/MA in History, a robust practicum program, and several active student/professional groups. See further details at:


QUALIFICATIONS, Assistant Professor rank: The ideal candidate will have exhibited the ability to produce scholarly research and publications; strong potential for visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; evidence of professional achievement in an appropriate field; strong potential for visibility and leadership in the information profession; ability to supervise the work of graduate students; and strong potential for excellence in teaching and continued professional growth. Highly qualified candidates near completion of their Ph.D. will receive consideration.


QUALIFICATIONS, Associate Professor rank: The ideal candidate will have evidence of a consistent and demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research and publication; visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; excellence in professional achievement in an appropriate field; visibility and leadership in the information profession; professional recognition in the area of teaching and research in library or information science, excellence in teaching; a record of service; and experience in supervising the work of graduate students.

Salary ranges for these positions are as follows:

Assistant professor ($75,000 to $85,000) Associate professor ($90,000 to $105,000)

Salary & benefits are competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Wayne State University offers dental and health plan options, TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, and relocation assistance.


To apply you will need to provide:


  • A letter of interest that concisely describes your research, previous experience and how you will contribute to SIS and its programs. Your curriculum vitae (CV). A statement of your research interests and accomplishments. A statement of your teaching philosophy and online teaching experience. A statement of your diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy. Contact information for at least 3 professional and academic references.

Apply online here: Wayne State University’s ONLINE HIRING SYSTEM. For questions about this position email Search Committee Chair Dr. Nic DePaula at

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.







Wayne State is a Carnegie Research University I with a strong commitment to our urban mission.  Our student body is 30,000+ strong and the most diverse among Michigan’s public universities.  Our 13 schools and colleges offer more than 400 academic programs with 35% of students enrolled in graduate and professional schools. We are immersed in the University Cultural Center in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood with its world-class museums, theaters, libraries, concert halls and professional sports venues, including the original Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Max M. Fisher Music Center. 


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