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Associate Professor, Professor Teaching Track - Library and Information Science

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School / Campus / College: Information School

Organization: Information School

Title: Associate Professor, Professor Teaching Track - Library and Information Science

Position Details

Position Description

The Information School of the University of Washington seeks an Associate or Full Professor, teaching track in Library and Information Science. This position will teach primarily graduate students in the MLIS program.           


Position Expectations           


A successful candidate for this search will be expected to:

  • Be an engaged teacher and mentor
  • Deliver courses in both face-to-face as well as online modes, engage
  • Engage diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice in the context of LIS.
  • Help lead the MLIS program in developing a curriculum that reflects professional needs in libraries, archives, museums, and information institutions.


Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in one of the following areas:                      

  • Intellectual freedom
  • Community engagement
  • Management and leadership in libraries, archives, and museums 
  • Information technology development and management (e.g., systems administration or other infrastructure management; library-specific web and app development; interoperability local systems and vendor hardware, etc.)
  • Knowledge organization, e.g. cataloging and metadata       


The successful applicant is expected to engage with and integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice within their teaching and mentorship of future LIS professionals; content and activities in MLIS courses are mapped to the program-level student learning outcomes: .


About Position


Successful candidates will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. The iSchool’s MLIS program is consistently ranked amongst the top programs in the US, and our new colleague will be a key contributor to the ongoing success of the MLIS program.           


Teaching professors are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool. We provide mentorship, a career path, and opportunities for leadership in the school. This is a full-time appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure eligible. The University of Washington is on the quarter system (autumn, winter, spring) and teaching professors typically teach two courses per quarter (6 courses over 9 months) with summers off. Opportunities for summer teaching are often available. University of Washington teaching professors engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Scholarship is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and teaching mentorship.


The University of Washington is a vibrant community of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.


The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty who will enhance our inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty (IDEAS) mission and vision through their research (as applicable), teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.


The position is a full-time 9-month teaching track appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor or Teaching Professor with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2023. Applicants may find further information about the Information School at


The base salary for the Associate Teaching Professor position will be $11,111 – $13,555 per month ($100,000-$122,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


The base salary for the Teaching Professor position will be $13,111 – $15,000 per month ($118,000 - $135,000 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


Applicants must minimally have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Library and Information Science (LIS) or related field.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by March 10, 2023. Other applications will be reviewed beginning on the 15th of each month until finalists are chosen. Select candidates will be invited for a faculty visit.


The initial application package must include a resume or CV, a cover letter, a diversity statement (see below), and names and contact information for three references, who may be contacted for letters of recommendation. We encourage you to choose references from anyone who can speak to your expertise, your ability to teach and mentor, or your general ability to collaborate and work with diverse communities. Short-listed candidates will later be asked to do a live teaching demonstration and submit a teaching statement. Details on these will be provided at the appropriate time.


Please note: The cover letter is important. Drawing on your background, please tell us about your experience and expertise in LIS, examples of how you might incorporate issues of social justice into your teaching of LIS material, and why you’d like to do this teaching at University of Washington Information School.


iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines


Inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and sovereignty (IDEAS) are core values of the Information School, as described on our website: The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on their research, teaching, and service accomplishments and goals that contribute to those values. We expect about a one-page statement that describes the applicants’ IDEAS efforts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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