Assistant Professor in Digital Youth at University of Kentucky

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The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky is currently seeking an Assistant Professor for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program, participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. This faculty appointment, housed within a Regular Title series, will be part the Library Science master’s program as well as the Information Communication Technology (ICT) program offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, housed in the School of Information Science (infosci.uky.edu), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.

Teaching and research responsibilities include one or more areas in digital youth: digital engagement, youth information practices, multiliteracies, inclusive design, personalized learning, participatory design, design thinking, formal and informal learning practices, library and information programs and services for children and youth, and school library programs and services.
The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant Institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, and Graduate Program in Communication.

Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching. Salaries are competitive with those in other disciplines, and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF or Fidelity retirement plans, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/. To apply for this position, go to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/196340.

Required education: Requires an earned doctorate (or ABD status) in Library Science, Information Science, Information Communication Technology, Learning Technologies, Educational Technologies, Informatics, or a related field.