Job ID: 170802

Assistant Professor in Information Policy

University of Kentucky

  • Nov. 1, 2021
 
  • Assistant Professor in Information Policy
  • 8M500:School of Information Science
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
 
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences
 
 

The School of Information Science (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.

Qualifications/Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in information policy and regulation. This could include, but is not limited to, both national and international issues when dealing with digital identities, privacy, information security, freedom of expression, regulation of information accessibility. Candidates who have experience with policies related to health information are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, computer science, library science, or related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2022, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.

This faculty appointment is part of the information communication technology program (ICT) housed within the SIS. Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the undergraduate and graduate level in ICT with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

Our Commitment to Diversity: We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the School: 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. Additionally, the SIS includes the Instructional Communication and Research group, which teaches UK core courses in multi-modal communication to incoming students. The library science program, and specifically the program in health information, are both recognized nationally.

About the College:The College of Communication and Information 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 more than 400 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing 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 https://www.visitlex.com/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 http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefitswww.uky.edu/HR/benefits

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/357450https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/35745…. Application materials should include a letter of application uploaded under Cover Letter in the required documents, 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 November 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Soohyung Joo via email at soohyung.joo@uky.edu.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.


 
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