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Assistant/Associate Professor, Cultural Heritage Informatics (Multiple Positions) (UPDATED)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Library and Information Science


Posting Number: req18291

Department: School of Information

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The Special Instructions to Applicants section has been updated to include the following information, "Please submit your application by March 1."

Multiple tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors with records of research in creative and critical application of information and computing technology in cultural heritage to begin in mid-August, 2024. We are especially interested in candidates who are well-versed in qualitative and quantitative methodologies as well as those with interest in academic leadership roles (e.g. program supervision, student advising) who bring a record of working on inter- or trans-disciplinary funded grant teams.

We invite applicants from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to library and information science, cultural heritage studies, archival studies, digital humanities, Indigenous studies, geography and development, and more. Our intent is to recruit scholars with research agendas that overlap with existing areas of strength in the iSchool regardless of disciplinary background. We are especially interested in candidates with any of the following expertise:

  • Curation and management of cultural heritage data and artifacts
  • Digital preservation infrastructures, systems, or tools
  • Digital Humanities, and data-intensive cultural heritage environments
  • Archives, access, and preservation with historically marginalized communities
  • Collaborative research with/in marginalized communities and/or critical cultural studies
  • Computational techniques in analyzing archival and/or museum collections
  • Convergence of libraries, archives, and museums through information technologies such as digitization, digital imaging, access systems, aggregation, linked data, and/or related areas.

We value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The
    faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and
    contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented
    backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and
    contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other
    ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to
    enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding
    collaborations with community and business partners.
  • The iSchool is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information, and is focused on preparing students for living, thinking, and working in the digital age. Students are trained to become specialists in information management, data analysis, artificial intelligence, librarianship, social media marketing, and much more. The iSchool has highly ranked on-campus and online degree programs, with a normal teaching load of two graduate courses per semester for tenure track/tenured faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned PhD or commensurate degree in Information Science, Library Science, Computer Science, or relevant field (must be completed before start date).
  • Demonstrated research and publication record.
  • Documented evidence of teaching ability.
  • A record of working with faculty, students, and
    staff from different disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in academic leadership roles (e.g., program supervision, student advising, administrative duties within an academic unit) is preferred.

Rank: To be Determined

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: Multiple Vacancies

Contact Information for Candidates

Amy Gordon

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants are encouraged to contact us via email prior to submitting their applications, particularly if they are unfamiliar with iSchools. Please reach out to Search Committee Chair Berlin Loa at

Please upload the following documents within your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Single-page Cover Letter
  • In the first Additional Document slot: a Statement of Research (preferred length: 1-2 pages)
  • In the second Additional Document slot: a Statement of Teaching Philosophy (preferred length: 1-2 pages).
  • In the third Additional Document slot: Sample of Publications (preferred length: 1-2 pages)
  • In the fourth Additional Document slot: Reference Contact List with a minimum of three professional references and their contact information. References will only be contacted after campus visit.

Please submit your application by March 1, 2024.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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