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Job Posting: Assistant Professor (term position)

Posted by SIM on April 19, 2019 in News

School of Information Management
Dalhousie University
Assistant Professor (term position)

The Dalhousie School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a three-year term appointment at the Assistant Professor level commencing 1st July 2019.

The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: 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, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), which also includes the School of Public Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management’s mission is to collaboratively advance management knowledge and practice, and its vision is inspiring managerial solutions to transform lives. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) 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 to the world. Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

This position is co-funded by the School and the Bachelor of Management program (25% and 75% respectively). Given this funding, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

·         Strengths in teaching at the undergraduate level. Successful experience with graduate teaching, as well as with online course development, tools, and pedagogy, will be an asset.

·         Ability to lead a number of special projects assigned by the Bachelor of Management Program Director, including online course development.

·         PhD and research experience in Library and Information Studies, Knowledge Management, or a related field (such as computer science or information systems).

As the School’s strategic goals include the support of an undergraduate Major in Managing Data and Information the following teaching areas/courses are of special interest to the School and the principal teaching assignments for this position will be drawn from this list:

•       Information in a Networked World

•       Beyond Google

•       Management Information Systems

•       Web Design & Architecture

•       Data Management

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 Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. Dalhousie also recognizes the need to accommodate candidates to ensure their full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: www.dal.ca/policies

Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application by this date.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. Applications should be directed to:

Ms. Laurel Sampson
School of Information Management
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Fax:  902-494-2451
Voice:  902-494-3656

Electronic applications are preferred.