The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking two Assistant Professors for 9-month, tenure-track positions to start in January or August 2022. The successful candidates will conduct research, teach, and advise students in our ALA-accredited master’s degree program, college-wide doctoral program, and our undergraduate program in Information Sciences. Teaching modes include face-to-face, synchronous online, asynchronous online, and hybrid. School, college, university, and professional service is also expected.
SIS enrolls approximately 300 students in its Master of Science in Information Sciences (MSIS) distance education and on-campus programs, ranked 10th in the most recent U.S. News and World Report on American Library Association-accredited LIS graduate programs. SIS also offers an undergraduate minor in information sciences, and recently launched the state’s first Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences degree. SIS is also an active participant in the CCI Ph.D. program. The College’s Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) provides a wide array of support services for CCI faculty to pursue sponsored research.
The School and College
The School of Information Sciences is part of the College of Communication and Information (CCI), along with three other schools: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Journalism and Electronic Media. The School of Information Sciences is an iCaucus member of the iSchools Consortium.
The School of Information Sciences and the College of Communication and Information have a deep institutional commitment to diversity and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to our distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of information and information systems. The School’s and College’s Diversity and Inclusion Statements can be viewed at https://www.sis.utk.edu/diversity-inclusion and https://cci.utk.edu/diversity.
For more information about the School of Information Sciences and the College of Communication and Information, visit https://sis.utk.edu/ and https://cci.utk.edu/ .