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Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for this 12-month position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will teach and advise students in our new bachelor’s degree program in information sciences, serve as director of undergraduate studies, and manage the undergraduate practicum program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates are expected to have teaching interests in areas related to the bachelor’s degree program which focuses on user experience design; data, information management, and analytics; and information technology. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area.
  • Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the bachelor’s degree program.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.
  • Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and with industry connections are especially welcome.
  • Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

How to Apply:

The University of Tennessee is utilizing Interfolio to conduct this search.  To view the full job description and apply go here. Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references. For questions, contact [email protected] (subject line:  BSIS Clinical Faculty Position).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2020.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.