Full-time Faculty (Assistant Rank, Tenure-Track)

Boston, MA
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Created: June 22, 2017


Simmons SLIS invites outstanding applicants and nominations for an assistant professor tenure-track position to complement current areas of expertise on our faculty.  

Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. SLIS offers a dynamic environment for research and learning.  Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

We seek faculty who can teach in two or more of these areas:

  • Data mining and big data
  • Databases
  • Visualization
  • Programming (Java Script and Python)
  • Web development
  • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON, etc.)

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development in the school’s curriculum, and provide service to the College and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

Requirements: Applicants must have already earned a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science, Information Studies, or an appropriate related field, and who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service. Candidates who are hired without the doctoral degree will be expected to complete this degree within two years of their hiring date.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

For further information, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Amber Stubbs, Chair (amber.stubbs@simmons.edu).

To apply: Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents: cover letter, including statement of any sponsorship requirements; C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement outlining research interests and experience; and names and contact information for three references. 

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum

Last updated: Monday, June 26, 2017 18:07 UTC