Full-time Faculty (Tenure Track)
Requisition Number 060844 Office of the Dean
Job Category Faculty
Number of Months per year Full-time Faculty
Hours per week N/A
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Summary Description of Position Simmons GSLIS invites applicants and nominations
for an open-rank full-time tenure-track position.
**RESPONSIBILITIES** Teach, conduct research, contribute to developing curriculum, and provide service to the College and the information professions.
**AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION**: We seek faculty who conduct research and teach in the area where technology and information organization converge. Knowledge specialties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
-semantic web and linked data technologies (e.g., RDF, RDFS, OWL, SKOS, microdata, other XML-based technologies)
-metadata (including ontology, taxonomy, and schema development; knowledge organization systems; socially-constructed metadata)
-social media technologies and management
-discovery interfaces, faceted navigation tools, mobile apps, web-scale information systems
The faculty may also teach in the core curriculum as needed.
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Opportunities to teach include: both master's and doctoral level courses;
summer semesters; continuing education institutes; and at the GSLIS program at
the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Experience in
the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.
Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits
packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other
Simmons College is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who
bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Please visit
us at [http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/](http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/).
**Position Requirements:** (Education and Experience)
If some education and/or experience is "preferred", please indicate as
**REQUIREMENTS**: Preference will be given to applicants who have already earned a doctoral degree in library and information science or an appropriate related field, can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a research portfolio, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service. Candidates who are hired without the doctoral degree will be expected to complete this degree within two years of their hiring date.
Special Instructions to Applicants For further information, please contact:
Professor Jeannette A. Bastian, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Graduate
School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
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Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2012, and will
continue until the position is filled.
**Job Open Date 10-03-2012
**Job Close Date** Open Until Filled
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