Job ID: 197464

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Catholic University of America

  • Oct. 24, 2022
  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • The Catholic University of America
    Washington, D.C.
  • Or until filled
  • Aug. 20, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Library Sciences (all categories)

The Department of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin on August 20, 2023.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

About the Department of Library and Information Science 
The Department of Library and Information Science strives to transform the role of cultural heritage institutions and information professionals for the betterment of human society. Our M.S.L.I.S. program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1946. Located and serving the nation’s capital for over 100 years, we have unmatched professional connections with the riches of institutions such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and many other federal and nonprofit organizations.


Job Description

We seek applicants who will thrive in an interdisciplinary academic unit and possess a range of methodological approaches. Candidates with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering:

  • Digital humanities
  • Archives
  • Cultural heritage information management
  • Digital curation and preservation
  • Digital scholarship

Job Duties

Candidates must demonstrate effective online and classroom teaching and possess relevant academic or professional (industry) experience, and a passion for student mentoring and success. Ideal candidates will also shape their teaching to leverage the unique strengths of the Department of Library and Information Science. Successful candidates must exhibit the potential to conduct world-class research, teach effectively in graduate professional programs, and contribute to the mission of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.


Full-time professor committed to teaching, research and service:

  • Teach three course sections per semester and 6 courses per academic year.
  • Have an active research agenda
  • Contribute to course and curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches.
  • Serve on departmental committees such as comprehensive exams, colloquium, etc.
  • Advise and mentor students.


  • Ph.D. in library and information science or closely related discipline.
  • Experience in the theory and practice of teaching.
  • Effective graduate level teaching and the ability to adapt pedagogy to diverse methodologies.


Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter stating your interest
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on diversity
  • A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the applicant’s research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
  • The names and contact information of three references

The review of applicants will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. For any questions and to submit an application, please contact Dr. Youngok Choi,

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Youngok Choi
    Department of Library and Information Science
    The Catholic University of America
    3600 John McCormack Rd. N.E. #314
    Washington, D.C. 20064
  • 202-319-6275

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