VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s
premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal
arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and
graduate level to nearly 25,000 students. UWM has earned the
highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie
Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred
to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.
The School of Information Studies offers several educational
programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and
Technology (BSIST); a Masters of Science in Information Science and
Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of
Computer Science; an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and
Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree
programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated
concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries,
Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters
Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management
and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. The School
has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and
state-of-the-art information technology.
SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its
faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group
for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group,
and the Social Studies of Information Research Group.
SOIS is committed to excellence through diversity of thought, race,
gender and community. We seek candidates who value and demonstrate
an appreciation for diversity in all forms, in addition to
providing the necessary support to those communities for an
inclusive learning arena.
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. 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
• 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
• Research promise in a relevant area.
• 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
This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin
on March 23, 2021. Applications received after March 22, 2021 might
not receive consideration.
All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. 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.
Desired Starting Date: 08/23/2021.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM
will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and
attach any required documents. The process is complete when the
message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you
receive a confirmation number.
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prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your
references will be required to answer questions regarding any past
findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending
allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
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start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to
work in the United States and to complete the required employment
eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and
responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30551