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Director of the School of Information Studies

Directeur/directrice de l’École des sciences de l’information

Tenure-track position (Associate or Full professor)

Poste menant à la permanence au rang de professeur(e) agrégé(e) ou titulaire

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Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by João Fernandes


The School of Information Studies (ÉSIS) at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full professor in Information Studies. The School is seeking an outstanding scholar in Information Studies to assume responsibilities for the directorship of the School. 



The School of Information Studies (ÉSIS) at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full professor in Information Studies. The School is seeking an outstanding scholar in Information Studies to assume responsibilities for the directorship of the School. 

ÉSIS is the first bilingual (French / English) school of information studies in North America and received full ALA Accreditation in 2014, just five years after its inception. The four full-time faculty are complemented by seven cross-appointed professors and six adjunct professors drawn not only from a variety of academic units within the University of Ottawa (such as law, translation and communication), but also from the professional community.

ÉSIS offers a Master of Information Studies (MIS) and a Graduate Diploma in Information Studies (GDIS), through a program that is integrally connected to the pulse and trends of the leading knowledge centers and employers in the National Capital Region: Library and Archives Canada, the Library of Parliament, the National Science Library, the national museums and galleries, two major public library systems (Ottawa and Gatineau), three university libraries (uOttawa, Carleton and Université du Québec en Outaouais), as well as a wide range of information-based government departments, NGOs and private institutions. 

The School plays an active role in delivering the interdisciplinary Electronic Business Technologies Masters and Ph.D. programs (in collaboration with the Telfer School of Management and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). This role includes offering compulsory and elective courses as well as masters and doctoral supervisions. The MIS degree is now also offered with a specialization in Science, Society and Policy (in collaboration with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy). Faculty members of the School are also actively engaged in the Faculty of Arts’ nascent Digital Humanities program.

The faculty’s research profile currently includes but is not limited to information policy, open access, information extraction in scientific data, digital preservation, organizational learning and information practices (for more information, see http://arts.uottawa.ca/sis/). 

Conditions of employment

The start date of the appointment will be July 1, 2016 (or September 1, 2016), and the salary will be commensurate with the rank and in accordance with the Collective Agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa.

The salary scales can be consulted here:



For this position, the candidates must:

  • hold a Ph.D. in Information Studies or a related field, and be actively bilingual in English and French. An MIS (or equivalent) and/or relevant professional experience will be an asset. 
  • have a strong record of successful and strategic academic leadership. Applicants should indicate their academic leadership strengths and highlight the managerial and administrative qualities they bring to the position.
  • have an excellent record of research (funding, awards, prizes) and publications
  • have a solid experience in graduate teaching and service.  

The candidate will have demonstrated leadership in her/his field, a strong record of research funding, strengths in mentorship, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative environment with students, colleagues, and community members. He or she will provide leadership in the growth and development of the School; strengthen the School’s strategic relationships with the information management community, libraries, archives and museums; enhance the profile of the School in the community; and continue to attract new cohorts of high caliber students.

Application procedure information 

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015;

however, the search will continue until the position is successfully filled. Applications should be submitted electronically and be comprised of:

  • a three-page cover letter (max.),
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching dossier including student evaluations of teaching,
  • and a maximum of three samples of written work. A single electronic file is preferred.
  • Three confidential letters of reference will be required only for the candidates who are selected for interviews.

The application package should be saved in MS Word or PDF, and submitted to: 

Sylvie Grosjean, Interim Chair
School of Information Studies
University of Ottawa,
55 Laurier Ave East, 11112
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada
Email: sylvie.grosjean@uottawa.ca 

While the University of Ottawa values all applications we receive; only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status.  The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. 


  • Université d'Ottawa
    Ottawa, Canada (K1N 6N5)


  • Sunday, November 15, 2015


  • sciences de l'information


  • Sylvie Grosjean
    courriel : sylvie [dot] grosjean [at] uottawa [dot] ca

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  • Sylvie Grosjean
    courriel : sylvie [dot] grosjean [at] uottawa [dot] ca

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