LIS Faculty (Open Rank)

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Created: October 28, 2012


Full-time Faculty (Tenure Track) 
Requisition Number     060844 
Department     Office of the Dean 
Job Category     Faculty 
Number of Months per year     Full-time Faculty 
Hours per week     N/A 
Hiring Range     Commensurate with Experience 
Summary Description of Position     Simmons GSLIS invites applicants and nominations for an open-rank full-time tenure-track position.

RESPONSIBILITIES Teach, conduct research, contribute to developing curriculum, and provide service to the College and the information professions.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: We seek faculty who conduct research and teach in the area where technology and information organization converge. Knowledge specialties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
-semantic web and linked data technologies (e.g., RDF, RDFS, OWL, SKOS, microdata, other XML-based technologies)
-metadata (including ontology, taxonomy, and schema development; knowledge organization systems; socially-constructed metadata)
-social media technologies and management
-discovery interfaces, faceted navigation tools, mobile apps, web-scale information systems

The faculty may also teach in the core curriculum as needed.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: both master's and doctoral level courses; summer semesters; continuing education institutes; and at the GSLIS program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.

Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit us at

Position Requirements: (Education and Experience)

If some education and/or experience is "preferred", please indicate as such. 
REQUIREMENTS: Preference will be given to applicants who have already earned a doctoral degree in library and information science or an appropriate related field, can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a research portfolio, 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. 
Special Instructions to Applicants     For further information, please contact: Professor Jeannette A. Bastian, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College (

Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Job Open Date     10-03-2012 
Job Close Date     Open Until Filled

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