Deadline December 1st for applications!
THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE in the School of
Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New
Jersey, welcomes applications for Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
hires who seek to join us to make significant contributions to the social
development of individuals by understanding the links among people,
information and technology.
We seek faculty candidates who will help connect people - including
children - with knowledge and improve their lives by transforming
information technologies and the social and cultural world around us.
Rutgers LIS faculty members are defining an evolving field in an
interdisciplinary environment, close to the world's largest media and
information centers, and within a highly interactive research university.
Areas of particular interest to the department include (but are not
*Health and wellness information for professionals, patients and
the general public;
*Big data science, including curation, preservation and analytics;
*Interaction with information at individual, social, and cultural
*Human computer interaction and the use of information in design;
*Social media, crowdsourcing, and collaboration technologies;
*Game technology and instructional applications;
*Libraries in the 21st century, including public, academic,
special, school, and digital libraries;
*Information organization and exploration, including databases.
The School of Communication and Information values a climate of
cross-department collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment to the
development of discoveries and new ideas in a world changed by technology
and information. The School is committed to four problem-based research
foci: health and wellness; global media and democracy; organizations,
policy, and leadership; and social media interaction & collaboration. We
embrace Rutgers$B!G(B goals of diversification of its communities and
and encourage applicants who would address these goals. For more about
the Department of Library and Information Science and the Rutgers-School
of Communication and Information, including school-wide research interests
and active faculty searches in the school (Communication and Journalism
and Media Studies departments, see: <http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/>
Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant
field no later than May 2014. The ideal applicant$B!G(Bs program of
should complement the research foci of current faculty. Applicants should
have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed
publication as well as evidence of effective teaching. Senior level
applicants should provide evidence of integrative leadership in research,
instruction, and external funding. Letter of application should address
these points, and clearly articulate the candidate$B!G(Bs fit to specific
departmental and school-wide research interests. Responsibilities of the
successful applicant(s) include undergraduate and graduate teaching
assignments, an active program of research in the candidate$B!G(Bs area of
scholarly expertise, and service contributions to the advancement of the
academic profession, to the effective operation of the university, and to
society at large in accordance with university policy expectations for
Submissions: Applications must be received no later than December 1, 2013.
Include letter of application, CV, up to three representative
publications, and names and contact information of three references (no
letters at this time please). Submit to:
For more information, contact the Chair of the Department, Marie L.
Radford ([log in to unmask]).
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher
education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU research
universities in North America and of the CIC (Big Ten). We have 65,000
students and $400M in total Federal research funding. An equal opportunity
and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the
applications of women and minority candidates.