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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02238726

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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.

Job Summary
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 humanities.

Minimum Qualifications
• 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 graduate programs
• Research promise in a relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications
• 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

Application Instructions
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 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.

Application Notes
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.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the 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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their 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 visit:

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