Assistant Professor, Digital Youth

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (All day)

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking an
Assistant Professor for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with
responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program,
participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. This
faculty appointment, housed within a Regular Title series, will be part the Library
Science master’s program as well as the Information Communication Technology (ICT)
program offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, housed in the School of
Information Science ( ), in conjunction with other faculties within the
College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium.
Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College and to shape the
evolution of our degree programs.

Teaching and research responsibilities include one or more areas in digital youth: digital
engagement, youth information practices, multiliteracies, inclusive design, personalized
learning, participatory design, design thinking, formal and informal learning practices,
library and information programs and services for children and youth, and school
library programs and services. 

Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching.
Salaries are competitive with those in other disciplines, and commensurate with
qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF or
Fidelity retirement plans, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for
employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see To apply for this position, go to

Required education: Requires an earned doctorate (or ABD status) in Library Science,
Information Science, Information Communication Technology, Learning Technologies,
Educational Technologies, Informatics, or a related field.


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