Department Name: 8M500:School of Information Science
The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky (UK) invites applications for a Lecturer with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2021.
Qualifications/Responsibilities: This position teaches courses in the CIS sequence (CIS 110/111/112 and 300). These courses make up the UK Core requirement for Composition & Communication, and cover oral, written, visual, and digital communication. Candidates must hold an earned M.A. in Communication or a related field by the start date. Past teaching experience is required.
This nine-month faculty appointment is renewable based on performance and needs of the unit. Candidates will be expected to teach four classes per term, with the potential to earn additional compensation for summer teaching as available.
About the School: The School of Information Science includes the Instructional Communication and Research group, which teaches UK Core courses in multi-modal communication to incoming students. The School of Information Science at UK offers two online master's degrees, one in library science and a second in information communication technology, an undergraduate major in information communication technology (including an online degree completion component), and an online minor in information studies. The library science program, and specifically the program in health information, are both recognized nationally.
About the College: The College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchools consortium, is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the University's core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK's independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
About the University: Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 13,940 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.
About Lexington: The city of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today's list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.
The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits
Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.
Application review will begin Jan. 11, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Namjoo Choi, Search Committee Chair, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
M.A. in Communication or related field.
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Past teaching experience is required.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.