Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI — Lecturer in Library and Information Science

Lecturer Position in Library and Information Science
(appointment starting August, 2022) 

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis invites applications for one full‐time lecturer‐track faculty position in the Department of Library and Information Science. The appointment will begin August 1, 2022 at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. This appointment is annually renewable, based upon satisfactory performance. This is a 10‐ month appointment, with opportunity to teach in the summer months as well. 

A committed educator is sought to join our department. We are interested in candidates with one or more of the following areas of expertise: 

  • Information representation: cataloging, metadata
  • Digital resources/collections management
  • Technology (user experience // information organization // information systems design) 

Candidates must demonstrate effective teaching in an online environment and several years of professional (industry) experience in the area of expertise, a deep understanding of career opportunities in the information professions, and a passion for graduate student mentoring and success. Ideal candidates will also shape their teaching in ways that leverage the unique strengths of the School of Informatics and Computing and the IUPUI campus, including its interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and commitment to service and community engagement. 


  • ALA‐accredited MLS/MLIS required 
  • 5+ years of professional experience 
  • Knowledge of state‐of‐the‐art practice and theory in the areas of teaching 
  • Effective teaching at the graduate level, and ability to adapt and diversify pedagogy for changing methodologies.

Full‐time lecturer‐track faculty commit to a balanced workload of teaching and service, which includes: 

  • Teaching graduate courses in the LIS department; typically, four course section/equivalents per semester and 3‐5 different courses per academic year; supervise independent study. 
  • Contribute to course and curriculum development and innovative pedagogical approaches 
  • Advise and mentor graduate students. 
  • Commit to service at the department, school and campus level, as well as to the professional community. 

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti‐racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI. 

How to apply
Application instructions are available at To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials through our electronic system. Applications received by Dec 1, 2021 will receive priority. However, the position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Andrea Copeland 

About the Department of Library and Information Science

In 2000 the Indianapolis location of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science was founded to provide high quality library education to students who could not be residential students, needing distance learning options. The Department is ALA accredited, offering students a diverse array of academic and career specializations. The LIS department is particularly strong in the application of technology to the information professions and in public libraries, children/youth services, and increasingly archives, particularly digital curation. Tenure track and lecturer faculty work together to provide engaged and engaging education with a commitment to the development of the library and information professions. Securing external funding for student support and faculty research is important to the Department and to the School. 

About the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing is the first completely new school in the United States devoted exclusively to Informatics and a range of its sub‐disciplines. In 2013 the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science merged with the School of Informatics. With its formative national role in creating the nation’s largest Informatics Program on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campus, the School is the broadest and one of the largest information/computing schools in the U.S. At IUPUI, the School offers four Ph.D. programs (Human–Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, Data Science, and Health and Biomedical Informatics), six Master’s programs (Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Human–Computer Interaction, Applied Data Science, Library and Information Science, and Media Arts and Science, six Baccalaureate programs (Applied Data and Information Science, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Informatics, Media Arts & Science, Informatics, and Health Information Management), and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. 

About Indiana University‐ Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
The IUPUI campus, with over 30,000 students, is located on a large tract of land adjacent to downtown Indianapolis. IUPUI offers a full range of academic programs, with degrees from both Purdue University and Indiana University. Indiana University is an academic leader in the development and use of information technology. 

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The School of Informatics and Computing is eager to consider applications from women and minorities. Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D/V.