Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, SLIS has nearly 800 students on two campuses and online, some 50 of whom are in our PhD program. A top-ten ranked program in U.S. News & World Report, SLIS attracts students from all over the United States and the world. Alumni hail from every state and over 80 countries. The program offers a dynamic environment for research and learning. Our faculty have received grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.
Full-time Contract Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) or Visiting Faculty
Simmons SLIS invites applicants and nominations for a one year contract, or visiting, faculty appointment within the broad areas of digital stewardship and cultural heritage informatics. This is not a tenure-track appointment.
Responsibilities: Teach; contribute to developing curriculum; and provide service to the School, the College, and the information professions.
Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS program and archives management concentration, a newly launched cultural heritage informatics concentration, and a digital stewardship certificate. We are specifically interested in expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital preservation; digital forensics; digital assets management, digital project management and digital humanities. The faculty member may also teach in the core curriculum as needed.
Requirements: Preference will be given to applicants who hold a doctoral degree in library and information science, or an appropriate related field with experience in cultural heritage institutions or digital stewardship. We seek applicants who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service. Engagement in scholarly activities is desirable, but not required. Experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: face-to-face courses in Boston and at the SLIS program at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley; online courses; and summer semesters. Simmons College participates in TIAA/CREF and offers excellent benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement for dependents at Simmons and other institutions.