The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies has a
large diverse, international faculty that is among the top ten LIS programs in
the United States for research productivity, a thriving Center for Information
Policy Research, and interdisciplinary initiatives with numerous institutions
in the United States and abroad.
Situated in the cultural, commercial, and educational hub of the state, in a
pleasant residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan, UWM is a research
university committed to academic excellence. It is one of the two doctoral
degree-granting institutions in the multi-campus University of Wisconsin
system, and has a student enrollment of over 29,000.
With more than 30 full-time faculty and teaching academic staff and more than
900 students, SOIS offers several education programs: a Bachelor of Science in
Information Science and Technology; an ALA-accredited MLIS; several
coordinated graduate degree programs, including History and Anthropology;
transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS in Archival Studies,
Digital Libraries, Public Library Leadership, Information Organization and
Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in
Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in
Information Studies with concentrations in Information Organization,
Information Policy, and Information Retrieval.
The Archival Studies Program is ranked in the top ten archival studies MLIS
programs in the United States. Students are drawn from across the United
States and abroad and routinely placed in repositories such as the U.N.
Archives, the Newberry library, the Library of Congress, and the Ward Irish
Music Archives for Alternative Spring Break and Fieldwork. Alumni have
obtained permanent positions with such institutions as the William J. Clinton
Presidential Library, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the
SOIS hosts three internal research groups: the Research Group for Information
Retrieval, Information Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of
Information Research Group.
The SOIS research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful
blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus,
international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of
Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a full-time twelve-month
Teaching Academic Staff position in Archival Studies. The selected applicant
should be prepared to teach courses in both the School's graduate and
undergraduate programs, supervise fieldwork placements, and participate in
other professional services. Applicants should have a strong background in
archival or records management practice along with the ability to
conceptualize and teach the field. SOIS invites applications from all
candidates but is particularly interested in candidates who can complement
and/or supplement the archival studies program's existing efforts in community
and international engagement, outreach to distance students, and the breadth
of traditional professional practice.
SOIS is committed to both onsite and online education; demonstrated ability in
the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats is highly
desirable. Applicants must be able to teach the required course "Introduction
to Modern Archives Administration" and in at least one other practice area.
Applicants should demonstrate the potential to serve in an advisory capacity
and to work closely with students (onsite and online) to secure fieldwork
SOIS offers a competitive salary for a twelve-month appointment and generous
fringe benefits. The School also provides extensive support in the form of
travel and professional development funding.
1. MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
2. Professional archival experience.
1. Extensive experience in archives or records management.
2. Teaching experience (onsite and online).
3. Ability to teach across archival practice areas.
4. Course design experience.
5. Evidence of student advisement/mentorship.
6. Knowledge of both archival theory and practice.
7. The potential for working with allied areas within SOIS.
8. Familiarity with both domestic and international developments in Archival
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the
names and contact information for three references.
Applications received after 11/25/2012 may not receive consideration.
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