The School of Information at Kent State University is seeking nominations of and applications from qualified and outstanding candidates for the positions indicated below. 

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity in education and employment. Applications from minority group members and women are strongly encouraged.

We are committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community. This is one of several core values we embrace as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation and our world. Our diverse community reflects the unique strengths and abilities, which contribute to our pursuit of an inclusive, distinctive Kent State.

Current Openings

Part-Time Instructors

The School seeks qualified instructors for part-time, temporary positions for our online degree programs in Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science with concentrations in health informatics, knowledge management and user experience design.

Selection is based on the applicant's subject expertise and professional experience in the relevant area, as well as teaching experience, with an emphasis on online teaching. All teaching is done online.

Part-time faculty members whose appointments require that their assigned duties are performed for a full semester are entitled to a fee waiver of up to a maximum of four credit hours, which can be used during or immediately following the semester in which they are employed. Part-time employees earn sick leave in an amount proportionate to the percentage of full-time service.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The school keeps applications for part-time teaching on file for one year.

Please submit a letter of application indicating the course(s) you are eligible to teach,curriculum vitae or resume with at least three references related to teaching experience, and a sample syllabus to Meghan Harper, Ph.D., School of Information Interim Director, at


Why Work for Kent State University?

  • Four-time recipient of the NorthCoast 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio
  • Excellent benefits for faculty and staff 
  • Participation in one of the state retirement systems: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) or the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS)
  • Tuition waiver: After a 120-day waiting period, all general and instructional fees are waived for full-time faculty and staff members, their spouses, domestic partners and qualified dependent children in accordance with University policy 3342-6-09.1. Part-time classified hourly or unclassified administrative staff who have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours within the previous 12 months prior to the start of the semester are eligible for a four credit-hour waiver. (Note: There are no tuition waiver benefits for dependents of part-time employees.)
  • Employee recognition programs and opportunities to engage in university programs and activities
About Kent State University
  • A comprehensive graduate and undergraduate university;
  • The second largest university in Ohio, with an enrollment of more than 41,000 students on its eight campuses;
  • Ranks among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating a high level of research activity and among the top 76 colleges and universities in community engagement, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching;
  • Ranks as one of the top-tier Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report;
  • Generated $1.96 billion in added income to the Northeast Ohio economy;
  • Has more than 200,000 graduates worldwide.

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About the Region

The city of Kent is located in the heart of Northeast Ohio on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, within a short drive of rural communities, major recreation and attractions, and major urban areas:

  • 36 miles southeast of Cleveland
  • 10 miles northeast of Akron
  • 20 miles north of Canton
  • 35 miles west of Youngstown

It is the largest city in Portage County, within 500 miles of 55 percent of the total U.S. population. In addition to being the home of Kent State University, Kent is close to three institutions of higher education:

  • 15 miles east of the University of Akron
  • 6 miles northwest of the Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • 6 miles southwest of Hiram College

The city boasts a thriving intellectual and cultural community with art galleries, live music (including the renowned Kent State Folk Festival), historic sites, lectures, theater and poetry — on and off campus. A recent, major downtown revival brought new shops, restaurants, businesses, apartments and condos — plus the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

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Northeast Ohio is a powerful, dynamic region with more to offer than most people realize. You can find a lot to do in Cleveland, of course, but close by you'll also find an array of thriving cities and communities full of vitality, must-see destinations, world-class attractions and exciting business opportunities. The region is made up of 16 counties; the metro areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Youngstown; more than four million people and 6,000+ square miles.