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Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Information Management

Posted by SIM on April 4, 2016 in News

The Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) seeks a dynamic and innovative colleague to join our team. SIM invites applications for an eleven-month limited-term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing August 1, 2016 (negotiable).

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. SIM seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. To assist with current marketing and student recruitment priorities, SIM is looking for a candidate with a proven record of success with strategically engaging target audiences using contemporary and emerging marketing techniques and tools. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in information management or a related discipline, with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data management: curation, preservation, and visualization
  • Data analytics
  • Information risk management
  • New and emerging media
  • Organizational learning, collaboration, and knowledge management

The School of Information Management offers two graduate programs and contributes to a collaboratively-delivered undergraduate program. At the graduate level, SIM offers the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, notably in the Knowledge Management major. The School also participates in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in at least two SIM programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels.

SIM ( is part of the Faculty of Management (, which has a unique commitment to values-based management and interdisciplinary research and learning. Thus, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work with like-minded colleagues in the sister schools within the Faculty: the Rowe School of Business, the School of Public Administration, and the School for Resource and Environmental Studies.

Dalhousie University ( is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities with four professional faculties, a Faculty of Graduate Studies, and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and globally. Dalhousie is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a vibrant capital city and the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, copies of previous teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests to Ms. Miriam Breslow (, Room 3060, Faculty of Management, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2, no later than May 2nd, 2016.