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Job Posting - Business Information Specialist / Assistant Professor Purdue University

  • 1.  Job Posting - Business Information Specialist / Assistant Professor Purdue University

    Posted 01-24-2020 11:45

    Come work with me at Purdue! I promise I'm a lot of fun and we have the ability to do a ton of cool things here! This posting is for two academic year faculty positions.


    Assistant Professor

    Job Summary

    Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) welcomes applicants for the position of Business Information Specialist (BIS) at the Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  This faculty position offers the chance to teach for-credit courses in both the Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Krannert School of Management and engage with faculty and students in an embedded environment. The BIS is one of three faculty librarians working with the Krannert School of Management, as well as Hospitality & Tourism Management, and entrepreneurship and business programs across campus. We are seeking innovative, confident, and creative applicants committed to teaching, outreach, and research in a dynamic and collaborative environment. A willingness to experiment and innovate is highly valued.  Faculty must meet the requirements for promotion and tenure, including Learning, Discovery, Engagement, and Mentorship as outlined here:

    Successful Candidate Will
    •    Develop and teach specialized classes and workshops that incorporate active-learning methods within an experimental education environment and flexible information literacy instruction rooms, optimized to support collaborative and team-based learning.
    •    Provide in-person, phone, and virtual consultations. Note: This position is not required to staff a reference desk.
    •    Commitment to diversity and to promoting a multicultural environment for learning.
    •    Collaborate with Libraries faculty and staff to develop instruction materials.
    •    Develop interdisciplinary collaborations and research opportunities with faculty in other campus disciplines to meet the University's strategic directions.
    •    Must meet requirements for promotion and tenure.

    Job Summary continued

     "Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran."  From Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, Purdue University

    Salary and benefits:  

    Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University's salary structure.

    Faculty tenure-track position with a Academic Year (AY) appointment. Rank of assistant professor.  Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.
    Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse.  Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  

    Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

    A background check will be required for employment in this position.

    For consideration, submit resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of at least three references.

    In the cover letter:
    •    Describe your interest in Business librarianship;
    •    Address the required qualifications;
    •    In keeping with PULSIS commitment to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.   

    This complete position announcement can also be found at:


    Education & Experience

    Required Qualifications

    • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent school or an equivalent degree in business administration and management.
    • Experience with business research in an academic or corporate library environment.
    • Experience or interest in delivering effective information literacy instruction and research-support.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and intercultural skills, and the ability to prioritize and adjust in a dynamic environment.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • An undergraduate or graduate degree in business, economics, or social sciences, or a certificate in entrepreneurship.
    • Familiarity with business databases.
    • Experience teaching for-credit courses.
    • Developed research agenda.

    Review of applications will start on January 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled 

    Represents 2 positions 

    Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

    Heather Howard
    Business Information Specialist