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 18 October 2009 | visits 810

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia - School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia seeks a Director as of July 1, 2010.  The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor. SLAIS, located at one of the top research universities in North America, is ALA-accredited and offers PhD and Masters degrees in library and information studies, archival studies, and children’s literature. SLAIS is home to a number of unique research and curriculum initiatives and has successfully attracted significant funding for multidisciplinary and international research projects. For more information, visit

The successful candidate should have a doctorate in a relevant field, demonstrated administrative ability and experience, a strong record of scholarship, teaching and service, excellent communication skills, vision and creativity as a leader, proficiency in fostering collegiality, and the capacity to create productive partnerships across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. The Director is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the School. This includes administration of budgets, personnel and curriculum; the promotion of high quality research; representing the School with respect to academic, professional and broader community groups and fostering relationships with them. Participation in teaching and scholarship is commensurate with overall administrative responsibilities.

We encourage all who are qualified to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Candidates from this group are encouraged to self-identify. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of four referees. Applications and requests for information should be addressed to: Professor Dominic McIver Lopes, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, 1866 Main Mall, Buchanan C105C, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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