Lecturer in Information Services-University of Washington iSchool

Lecturer in Information Services – Faculty Position

The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) is seeking a creative individual to teach in the area of information services and collection management. iSchool lecturers focus on teaching, pedagogy, working with diverse populations, and bringing professional experience into the classroom to create exceptional learning opportunities. Our new colleagues will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School with multiple degree programs committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

We are seeking individuals with deep expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Information services, research and reference services in all formats and settings, use of social media to deliver and promote library services.

Collection management, development and application of selection policies, selection and deselection, book reviewing, and assessment of collection strength.

User group needs analysis in regard to identifying collective needs for services and collections.

Evaluation of service quality, identification and assessment of service outcomes, and strategic planning for services and collections.

This is a full-time 9 month appointment with faculty voting rights anticipated at the rank of Lecturer Full-time or Senior Lecturer Full-time commensurate with qualifications and experience (opportunities to teach in the summer may become available). Applicants must have a Masters Degree or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Three years of professional experience and prior teaching experience is desirable.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy (2-3 pages), diversity statement (see below), and names and contact information for three references. These should be sent via email, with “Info Services Lecturer” in the subject line, to:

Dr. Matthew Saxton (iApply@uw.edu)

Chair, Lecturer Search Committee

UW, Information School

Box 352840

Seattle, WA 98195-2840


Diversity Statement

The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/diversity.