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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor CT
Department School of Information (0481)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position of Career Track (Non-tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor beginning spring 2018, teaching a 4-4 load. This position will require both online and face-to-face teaching, that includes repeated courses and and other strategies meant to manage faculty workload. This position provides health insurance, tuition reduction and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Appointment of this NTE Assistant Professor position will be recommended largely on evidence of teaching skills and training, depth of knowledge in a particular specialty, and capacity to undertake high quality teaching and service. This NTE Assistant Professor appointment qualifies for renewal and promotion through a university managed system of promotion for continuing faculty. Renewal of this one-year contract is possible and planned, though not guaranteed to occur, dependent on curricular need, faculty consideration, and enrollment figures.

The School of Information is an academic unit in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, Arizona’s only public land grant university. The School’s mission: “As Arizona’s iSchool, we collaborate across disciplines, drive critical research and development, and educate the information intellectuals and professionals of tomorrow to further positive social change that is rooted in the places where we live and that impacts the world.”

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teaching (80%): The incumbent will be asked to teach undergraduate courses primarily, though may be assigned graduate courses as needed. Courses taught may include those focused on research methods, social media use, and online collaborative work. (4 courses per semester).
  • Service (20%): This position involves School of Information marketing and recruiting as a primary service responsibility (in lieu of other departmental committees). This will involve meeting with Directors and marking/recruiting staff about events, materials, and new ideas. Though not required to attend all recruiting events, there will be some expectation for representing School of Information faculty at a few yearly events like the spring Tucson Festival of Books or the campus ‘meet your major’ fairs. Other expected service-related roles will include the creation of innovative teaching materials, attending faculty meetings, etc.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or EdD in Information Science, Communication, Education, or related fields of study.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of experience teaching courses in research methods, social media, mediated communication in organizational contexts, or Internet studies.
  • Experience or familiarity with faculty service and/or departmental administration.
  • Commitment to preparing undergraduate students for good citizenship, work, and life in a diverse, multicultural, and interconnected society.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21115
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Catherine Brooks

Open Date 08/30/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/18/2017
Special Instructions Summary
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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you possess a PhD or EdD in Information Science, Communication, Education, or related fields of study?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents