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Assistant Professor Catholic University

The School of Library & Information Science of The Catholic University of America invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin in the fall 2006 or spring 2007 semester. We seek an energetic individual with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Information Retrieval, Information Architecture, Knowledge Management, Special Libraries, and Digital Collections.

Candidates must be able to teach in one or more of our core course areas: Organization of Information, Information Sources and Services, Information Systems in Libraries and Information Center, and Libraries and Information in Society. The school offers courses in Virginia and at the Library of Congress. Candidates are expected to teach one course a year at one of our off campus sites. The teaching load is five courses per academic year.

An earned doctoral degree in library and information science or a closely related field is required for the appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated teaching ability and the ability to use technology for teaching and learning. All candidates must have a developed research agenda and publications commensurate with the level of appointment. A willingness and ability to attract grants are highly desirable.

The Catholic University of America was founded in the name of the Catholic Church as a national university and center for research and scholarship. Regardless of their religious or denominational affiliation, all employees are expected to respect and support the University’s mission. The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA/V/D/M/F.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee Chair, Faculty Search Committee School of Library and Information Science The Catholic University of America Washington D.C. 20064 hsiehyee@cua.edu

We encourage electronic submissions. Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2006, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who wish to begin as a visiting faculty should indicate this preference in the application letter. School representatives will attend the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries and the conference of SLA, ALA, and ASIS&T to talk with interested applicants. Please make appointments with Dr. Hsieh-Yee before the conferences.

For further information, please email Dr. Hsieh-Yee at hsiehyee@cua.edu or Dr. Martha Hale, dean of SLIS, at halem@cua.edu. For more information about the school, please visit http://slis.cua.edu/