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About the College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team. 
 


About UK

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

UK was recently ranked ranked one of America's Best Large Employers (#6) and ranked second nationally in the education category by Forbes Magazine. 
 


About Lexington

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events and a thriving dining scene. 
 


Open Positions

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science
 
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.  
 
Qualification and Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in instructional communication. The instructional communication research (ICR) group in SIS is responsible for teaching the basic course to nearly 5,000 students annually. Research areas might include, but are not limited to, online instruction, instructional communication technology, instructional communication in different contexts, or multi-modal communication. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in communication, instructional communication, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.    
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science (ICT)
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: 
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in information communication technology. This could include, but is not limited to, information systems, system design, application development, software design, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, computer security, databases, or health informatics. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, computer science, communication, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science, LIS
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: 
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in library and information science. This could include, but is not limited to, digital curation, archives, health information, data science, information literacy, or knowledge organization. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, library science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

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