Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science

Created: September 18, 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*. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

We seek faculty who can teach:

  • Information organization and description

And one or more of the following:

  • Digital libraries
  • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies
  • Collection development
  • Information services and information access

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

Requirements: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriate related field. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

Salary is negotiable, and is 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. Daniel Joudrey at

Please visit the full listing to apply online. 

Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents in the Resume/CV section of the application: 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.

Members of the Simmons SLIS faculty will be attending the ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting in Crystal City, VA, as well as ALISE and ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO. They will be available to meet to discuss the position for those who are interested and feel they meet the requirements of the position. Please contact Dr. Joudrey if interested in setting up a meeting time.

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: Thursday, September 21, 2017 14:33 UTC