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Job Posting: Lecturer or Assistant Professor (probationary tenure‑track)

Posted by SIM on November 12, 2021 in News

SIM invites applications for the following position (for full details and to apply, visit PeopleAdmin):

Applications close January 31st, 2022.

Position Title Lecturer or Assistant Professor in School of Information Management
Posting Number F263P
Type of position Tenure Stream
Department/Unit Information Management
Location Halifax
About the opportunity

The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor commencing July 1st 2022 (negotiable).

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (completed or near completion) in information management or a related discipline, with a demonstrated record of success and interest in research and/or teaching in equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or accessibility as related to the information professions.  Potential areas of research and/or teaching interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Indigeneity, traditional knowledge, and the TRC Calls to Action
  • Indigenous research collaborations
  • Antiracism
  • Accessible design
  • Bias in information systems
  • Gender, sexual orientation, and/or gender expression
  • Other relevant areas including human rights, social justice, and social inclusion

The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Information (MI) 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 and is developing a PhD in Information.

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 offer people a world-class set of management skills and experiences that organizations value and prepare them to work with, inspire and lead others to tackle complex challenges and achieve responsible results. A commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization is among our core values. 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.

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 Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2022 through PeopleAdmin (https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7823).