The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in digital cultural heritage, an area of research and practice that includes digital archives, digital preservation, and/or digital curation, to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will participate in instruction, research and publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities supporting SLIS’s MA in Library and Information Science (LIS). Candidates with research and pedagogical expertise in one or more of the following specializations will be considered:
- Born-digital preservation and data curation
- Critical approaches to metadata, digital accessibility, and digital sustainability
- Digital preservation infrastructures, tools, policies, and project management
- Digital curation and/or digital asset management
- Community archives and community-centered digital practices and preservation
- A/V and media preservation
- Digital humanities/digital history
- Digital cultural heritage collections, and/or digital collections as data
- Media archeology and the history of technology
- U/X and design in the archival or library context
Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include conducting an active program of research and building a scholarly research agenda in digital cultural heritage, designing and teaching in-person and/or online graduate courses in SLIS, and advising MA students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding; contribute to national and international scholarship; be involved with local, state, and national activities that support SLIS, and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university.
About the School of Library and Information Science: The School of Library andInformation Science (SLIS) is a dynamic American Library Association-accredited program at a research-intensive university that values successful humanities research and a practice-oriented curriculum. Since 1967, SLIS has educated librarians, and our growing enrollments reflect that heritage and enduring priority. SLIS comprises eight core faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, affiliated faculty in the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and adjunct faculty members from the University of Iowa Libraries and regional library community. Our program specializes in special collections and archives, book studies, digital humanities, and community engagement.
About the College: The Graduate College manages the enrollment and degree progress for nearly 5,000 students from over 100 graduate programs in 10 different colleges which span the Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business. The Graduate College is also home to the International Writing Program, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Planning and Public Affairs, the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and the University of Iowa Press. The Graduate College has a history of innovation, which serves as a strong foundation for our contemporary initiatives in graduate education. The Graduate College serves as an advocate for graduate education, allocates resources that support graduate students and programs, manages policies and procedures to establish and assess graduate programs, and fosters interdisciplinary programs.
About the University and Surrounding Community: The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #33 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding, affordable health care; excellent libraries and schools; historic neighborhoods; and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher EducationRecruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.