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Part-time Lecturer Positions, 2024

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 16, 2024

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Part-time Lecturer Positions, 2024

College/School/Unit: School of Information
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Posted: Sep 25, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled

Description

The School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for part-time Lecturer positions. We seek candidates qualified to teach a range of courses in the iSchool's new undergraduate degree programs, the B.S.I. and B.A. in Informatics (https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/informatics) as well as the Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS) (https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs/master-science-information-studies) program. Thus, ideal candidates will have broad professional experience in one or more core areas of information studies and informatics.

We seek candidates who could teach in one or more of the following areas:
  • Libraries and Librarianship (e.g., information literacy, library instruction, library assessment, user research in libraries, management and leadership in information organizations, digital libraries, information organization and access, design and management of information services, collection development and management, school libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, youth services.
  • Cultural Heritage Informatics (e.g., archives, digital collections, preservation, digital curation, digital humanities, museum studies, metadata, cultural studies of information technology, history of information, critical data studies)
  • Social Justice Informatics (e.g., information and human rights, serving and working with communities, gender and information technology, information and communication technologies and development, technology for social good)
  • Human-Centered Data Science(e.g., databases, big data, information retrieval, robotics, artificial intelligence, information visualization)
  • User-Experience Design (e.g., human-computer interaction, user-experience research, user interface design, product management, human-robot interaction, value-sensitive design)
  • Health Informatics (e.g., public health informatics, health information for underserved populations, eHealth, mobile health, electronic health records, self-tracking)
  • Social Informatics (e.g., information technology and society, public interest technology, information technology and organizations, future of work, information security and privacy)

Qualifications

Candidates should hold a graduate degree and have at least two years of professional experience in a field relevant to the subject(s) in which they teach.

Application Instructions

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Required application materials should include:

1. Current CV/resume

2. Cover letter

3. A sample course syllabus

Questions about the positions may be sent to Dr. Soo Young Rieh, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at rieh@ischool.utexas.edu.

Please apply via Interfolio's Faculty Search solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create a free account prior to applying for the position.

About the UT Austin iSchool

The UT Austin iSchool is a premier research and education program for the 21st century field of information, where we are changing the future by engaging the present and preserving the past. Research and teaching at the iSchool changes the ways that we interact with information and technology, changes how information can make the world a better and fairer place for everyone, and changes the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory.

The UT Austin iSchool is a founding member of the international iSchools organization (https://ischools.org/), and has a long history of interdisciplinary scholarship and research focused on the human, social, cultural, and technical aspects of information. Our program is consistently ranked among the top programs in information internationally. We are a stand-alone school with strong connections across the university and with other institutions nationally and internationally; we are particularly interested in applicants who will further strengthen and extend our collaborative network. We offer an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Information Studies as well as degrees at the undergraduate and PhD levels. Our Master of Science degree in Information Security and Privacy is offered jointly with the UT Center for Identity. For more details on our current degree offerings, see https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/programs.

UT Austin has an internationally distinguished faculty making it one of the world's leading research universities. UT Austin embraces interdisciplinary research and is home to more the 200 dedicated research units, centers, and research grand challenges, including Good Systems: Ethical AI at UT Austin. For more information on UT Austin, see https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/about/about_ut_austin.

Community and Belonging

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is dedicated to enhancing the iSchool's community in ways that welcomes all students, staff, faculty, and community members. The University of Texas obtained the Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Student Success in 2020 and has earned a 7-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The core values of the iSchool include Information Serves Humanity, A People-First Perspective, Technology for Social Good, and An Interdisciplinary Approach.

About Austin

Austin is a city bursting with entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for discovery. Austin has a vibrant, internationally renowned music, film, and art scene, along with a thriving economy that leads the way in the technology, engineering, and health care sectors. It is a city with natural beauty in abundance, with a glittering river that runs through the center of the city, year-round sunshine, and a location in the picturesque Hill Country of central Texas. Austin is a creative center that attracts the best and the brightest from around the world. Often referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin hosts major annual events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and South by Southwest (SXSW), which includes Education, Film, Music, and Interactive Festivals. Austin serves as the home for corporate headquarters and research and development centers for many Fortune 500 companies and new startups providing opportunities for collaboration and student placements for internships and careers. It is the capital city of Texas, and home to many cultural heritage institutions and opportunities in the public sector. Austin is a regular among top places to live and work lists, and has many highly rated public schools. More information on Austin can be found at https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/about/about_austin.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/124801



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