The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0020 Wednesday, 16 January 2008
Date: Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 16:10:57 -0500
Subject: Job Posting: Breslauer Professorship in Bibliography
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professorship in Bibliography
The Information Studies Department at the University of California, Los
Angeles, announces an opening for the newly created Martin and Bernard
Breslauer Chair in Bibliography. Endowed Chairs at UCLA are reserved for
distinguished scholars and teachers at the Full Professor level.
It is expected that the Breslauer Professor will contribute to the
Information Studies Department's long-standing leadership and innovation
in all areas of bibliography, here understood to include: the study of
the collection and description of books and other textual works; the
study of the production and use of textual works as physical objects;
and the history of the book, of book arts, and of print culture.
Emergent areas in which the Department is also interested include: the
history of transitions from print to digital formats, and of the impact
of such transitions on the book arts, on publishing and access systems,
and on reading; the design of bibliographic systems that offer scholars
in the arts and humanities access to creative and intellectual works;
and approaches to the study of bibliographic collection and description
that are informed by artistic and humanistic perspectives.
The Breslauer Professor will be expected to teach in all of the
Department's academic degree programs. He or she will also strengthen
relationships between Information Studies and the UCLA Library's
world-renowned Special Collections Department.
UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS), in
which the Information Studies Department is located, is a community of
learning and action inspired by the principles of social justice and
individual responsibility and by an ethic of caring. As researchers,
teachers, and agenda setters in learning and information fields, the
community promotes transformative practice and scholarship. As part of a
public research university in a large urban setting, GSE&IS recognizes
its commitment to the public trust.
QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in library and information studies or
other related field; distinguished record of research, scholarly
publication, and teaching; commitment to teaching and mentoring
students; and capacity to provide intellectual leadership to the field.
The Department values candidates who can add to the diversity of the
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Professor Michael Buckland, chair of the search
confidential if desired.
TO APPLY: Send application letter describing your research and teaching
interests, along with curriculum vitae, to:
Anne Gilliland, Chair
Information Studies Department
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
Nominations are also invited. Please send a letter giving pertinent
information about the nominee, including contact information.
SALARY: $77,800 or higher, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
STARTING DATE: Flexible
DEADLINE: Screening of completed applications will begin on November 1,
2007, and continue until the position is filled. UCLA is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Su Kim Chung
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154-7010
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