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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
FE00676
AJE Ref #
575874138
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

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JOB SUMMARY

The School of Information Science is currently seeking an Assistant Professor for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintenance of personal research program, participation in professional activities, and serving on university committees. This faculty appointment, housed within a Regular Title series, will be part of a new program offering both undergraduate and graduate (Master s) degrees in ICT, housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis/ ), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College and to shape the evolution of an exciting new degree program.

Qualifications: Requires an earned doctorate (or ABD status) in information communication technology, instructional communication, learning technologies, educational technologies, information science, informatics, or a related field.

Teaching and research responsibilities include one or more areas in information communication technology such as social computing, social informatics, information studies, information science, instructional communication. Preference will be given to candidates with an information communication technology background and an interest in training and instruction in applied settings.

The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant Institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, and Graduate Program in Communication.

Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching. Salaries are competitive with those in other disciplines, and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/.

To apply, please include the following documents along with nomination form:
* Updated Curriculum Vitae
* Teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
* Research statement (upload under Specific Request 2)
* If available, you may also upload evidence of teaching excellence in the form of summarized teaching evaluation data (upload under Specific Request 3).

Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

For questions about the position, please contact:
Dr. Jeffrey Huber, Director
School of Information Science
Jeffrey.huber@uky.edu
Please note that, to be considered an applicant, application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site.

Review process will begin November 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Expected starting date is August 1, 2017. Position pending budget approval. Application and nomination of minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The University s commitment to diversity is discussed at http://www.uky.edu/Diversity/. The University of Kentucky is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

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DEADLINE TO APPLY

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.