Opp: Tenure Track position in Information Studies

Opp: Tenure Track position in Information Studies
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:00am

University of Ottawa: School of Information Studies

Open rank tenure-track faculty position

The graduate School of Information Studies (SIS) at the University of Ottawa, Canada, invites applications for an open rank full-time tenure-track position in library and information science. Appointment will be for July 1, 2013, and salary will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.

The University of Ottawa holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.  It is located in Canada’s National Capital Region – an area of beauty and cultural diversity. The School offers a Master of Information Studies (MIS) and a Graduate Diploma in Information Studies (GDIS). Further information about the School can be found at www.sis.uottawa.ca.

The School is seeking a candidate in the area of information policy, in particular government and institutional policy, which may include an interest in e-government, information access policies, information policy compliance and/or international librarianship.


  • Candidates must have met the requirements for a PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment; an MLIS (or equivalent) and relevant professional experience will be an asset.
  • Candidates will be expected to teach courses in at least one of the core areas in the SIS MIS program, as well as to offer advanced graduate elective courses in their areas of expertise.
  • Successful applicants will be able to immediately function in a bilingual setting, teaching in one of Canada’s two official languages (English or French) and having a solid working knowledge of the other (i.e., being able to interact with students and colleagues in both languages). At the time of tenure, professors must be able to teach in both official languages.
  • Candidates will have demonstrated their potential for high scholarly impact and will have an established record of research and publications.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes, is an asset.

Applications arriving by December 1, 2012 will be given priority. Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of reference (sent directly by the referees) to:

Lynne Bowker, Director

School of Information Studies

University of Ottawa

55 Laurier Ave East (DMS 11101)

Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 CANADA


While the University of Ottawa values all applications received, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; men, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting and teach in both official languages.


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