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Assistant Professor of Practice, Career Track (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Law and Legal Studies

Posting Number: req7616

Department: School of Information

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The School of Information invites applications for a Career Track (Non-tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor of Practice in Information Policy/Information Science beginning January 2022. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per semester (3-3 load), along with iSchool administrative work and typical faculty service. Teaching will be both online and face-to-face at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The faculty member will be committed to instructional duties and will engage in unit/school/University/disciplinary service.
  • We are seeking candidates with a vision for and engaging approaches to outreach and the inclusion of underrepresented learners, as well as strong pedagogical abilities for teaching diverse students. We are also interested in applicants with experience with or interest in advising students on academic plans. 
  • The successful candidate will have a workload consisting of teaching three courses per semester (60%); and service including advising graduate students, engaging in course or program development; managing internships; and other typical faculty service, both to the university and to the profession (40%).
  • The School of Information is an academic department and a professional school in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, the state's only public land grant university.
  • The School of Information aims to inspire interdisciplinary understanding, diverse interpretation, creation, and use of the emerging knowledge and information environments of the 21st century through innovative instruction and state-of-the-art technology. The School is a place for the interdisciplinary study of information, broadly conceived, and is focused on preparing students for living, thinking, and working in the digital age. The School of Information offers nine degree programs and a series of graduate certificates in archival studies and digital curation, among others. The School 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.
  • Please note that if invited to a campus interview, candidates will be asked whether it is permissible to video or audio record their research talk and to post it on a limited-access account to ensure that voting eligible members of the relevant unit have access to information in the event they are unable to attend the presentation(s). Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention
    schedule and will be accessible only to authorized university personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in any discipline related to Information Policy, Law Libraries, Internet Governance, or related field.

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: 0

Contact Information for Candidates

Amy Gordon

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please upload the following documents within your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Single-page Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy which should address the role of diversity and inclusion in your teaching as well as explain how you engage underrepresented learners (in "Additional Document" slot)
  • Reference Contact List with a minimum of three professional references and their contact information (in "Additional Document" slot)

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, 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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