Job ID: 131142

Assistant Professor

McGill University

  • Oct. 9, 2019
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Information Studies
  • McGill University
    Montreal, QC
    Canada
 
  • Nov. 30, 2019
  • Aug. 1, 2020
  •  
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Library Sciences (all categories)
    Communications/Journalism (all)
    Social Sciences - General
 
 

Tenure-Track Position – Assistant Professor, Human Information Interaction

Position Summary

The School of Information Studies (SIS), an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in information studies or equivalent. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, evidence of effective teaching, and clear promise of pursuing an interesting and innovative research agenda. While all teaching is in English, knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is highly desirable. Research expertise is sought in the general area of Human Information Interaction (HII) and more specifically in one or more of the core areas of: key foundations of the professional and academic discipline of information studies, organization of information, information search and retrieval and information systems. Ideally, the candidate should also have research expertise in the information/knowledge representation, HCI and/or usability areas. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach courses at the graduate level and participate in university and professional community service activities. In addition, candidates are expected to advise and supervise Master’s and Doctoral students in the School.

McGill University

Founded in 1821, McGill University is a world-renowned institution located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Montreal and is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities in the world. As one of McGill’s oldest faculties, the Faculty of Arts is home to more than 7000 undergraduates and 1200 graduate students, comprising the largest and most diverse faculty in the University. The School of Information Studies has an enrolment approximately 200 graduate students (included over 30 doctoral students) with a Master’s program that has been continuously accredited by the ALA since 1927. McGill is located in Montreal, a North American city with a European "flavor." It is a vibrant, bilingual city that offers an impressive range of cultural activities. Montreal offers accessible housing costs, health care, day care and bilingual (French and/or English) schooling. It was deemed the safest and one of the best cities in North America by The Economist and also ranks very high in terms of equal opportunities for people of different origins.

Application Process and Deadline
Your application should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief research statement, a brief statement of teaching philosophy plus documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available), three letters of reference, and copies of representative research article(s).

All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to the Academic Jobs Online website at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14292. All available materials can be uploaded as pdf files when completing the form.

Interested candidates must submit their application by Nov. 30, 2019.

Only complete electronic submissions will be reviewed.

The review of applications will begin shortly after the Nov. 30th deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Eligible candidates that are highly ranked will be invited to a Skype interview during January – February 2020. Short-listed candidates will be invited to meet with the members of the Search committee and can expect to travel to Montreal as of May 2020.

The cover letter in the application may be addressed to:
Professor Kimiz Dalkir
Director, School of Information Studies
3661 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 1×1

Any inquiries should be addressed to Professor Kimiz Dalkir, Director, School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts, McGill University via e-mail: Kimiz.dalkir@mcgill.ca.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified candidates will be considered; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


  • McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified candidates will be considered; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Kimiz Dalkir
    School of Information Studies
    McGill University
    3661 Peel
    Montreal, QC H3A 1X1
    Canada
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  • 514-398-3368
  • kimiz.dalkir@mcgill.ca

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