Faculty position available

We welcome applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty colleague to join us in the Spring 2018 semester. The ideal candidate will develop a research and instructional program integrating elements of library and information science with related units across the university. Researchers who locate their work in informatics, information organization and/or indigenous knowledge are especially encouraged to apply.

Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus, and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.


Conduct research and teach courses in support of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in Library and Information Science (LIS). Advise graduate students and participate actively in professional organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels. The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester with the option of summer teaching. All faculty are expected to work effectively with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using face to face, online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain research funding.

Minimum qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Commitment to effective teaching
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others
  • Exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar

Desirable qualifications

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution
  • College or university teaching experience

To apply

Please review application instructions listed in the job announcement at the Work At UH web site.