Professorships: School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

Thursday, December 20, 2012 (All day)

 

The School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada invites applications for two positions:

1) Assistant Professor (term position)

2) Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 

1) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TERM POSITION)

The Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a three-year term appointment at the Assistant Professor level commencing 1st July 2013.

The School offers two graduate programs and contributes to a collaboratively delivered undergraduate program. At the graduate level, SIM provides the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies program and the mid-career external program Master of Information Management. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, notably in the provision of the new Knowledge Management major. In addition, the School supports Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The School (http://www.sim.management.dal.ca) is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://management.dal.ca), with the Schools of Business Administration, Public Administration, Resource and Environmental Studies. The Faculty of Management has a unique commitment to values-based management with a focus on sustainability and on getting things done. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.

This position is co-funded by the School and the Bachelor of Management program (25% and 75% respectively). Given this funding imperative, the successful candidate will have:

• Demonstrated strengths in teaching at the undergraduate level are essential. Successful experience with graduate teaching, as well as with online tools and pedagogy, will be an asset

• Ability to lead a number of special projects assigned by the Bachelor of Management Program Director, e.g., serving on the Bachelor of Management Curriculum Committee, supervising sessional instructors and teaching assistants of course sections, supervising updates and modifications to course syllabi, and so forth.

• PhD and research experience in Library and Information Studies, Knowledge Management, or a related field.

 

As the School’s strategic goals include development of the undergraduate Knowledge Management major, the following teaching areas/courses are of special interest to the School and the principal teaching assignments for this position will be drawn from this list:

• Knowledge Management (introductory)

• Knowledge Management (advanced)

• Information in a Networked World

• Electronic Information Management

• Beyond Google

• Professional Communication Skills

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an employment equity/affirmative action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: DECEMBER 20, 2012

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three confidential letters of reference (forwarded under separate cover from the referees) to:

Dr. Bertrum MacDonald

Chair, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee

School of Information Management

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010

PO BOX 15000

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

email: Bertrum.MacDonald@dal.ca; Fax: 902-494-2451; voice: 902-494-2472

 

 

2) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK POSITION)

The Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) seeks a dynamic and innovative colleague to join our team. Applications are invited for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2013. The School (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs and contributes to a collaboratively-delivered undergraduate program. At the graduate level, SIM offers the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, notably in the Knowledge Management major. The School also participates in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The School is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), with the Schools of Business Administration, Public Administration, and Resource and Environmental Studies. The Faculty of Management has a commitment to values-based management with a focus on sustainability, and getting things done. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two of the programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD at or near completion in information management or in a related discipline, with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Data management: curation, preservation, and visualization

• Information risk management

• New and emerging media

• Organizational learning, collaboration, and knowledge management

 

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities with four professional faculties, a Faculty of Graduate Studies, and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world.

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant, capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: DECEMBER 20, 2012

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching and research competencies, and three confidential letters of reference (forwarded under separate cover from the referees) to:

Dr. Bertrum MacDonald

Chair, Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee

School of Information Management

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010

PO BOX 15000

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

e-mail: bertrum.macdonald@dal.ca; Fax: 902-494-2451; Voice: 902-494-2472

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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