We seek faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration.
Our interests include:
Data Science – the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.
Human-Computer Interaction – the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.
Digital Information – the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance, language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.
Youth and Libraries – literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.
We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate’s scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.
Minimum Education and Experience:
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.
REQUIREMENTS: Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION: Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. Please include a letter of application, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration.
For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Posting Number: 19FA1820
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 96276
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