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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Organization

School of Information Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Organization for 2010-2011. 


The information organization fellowship is designed for recent PhDs who are interested in knowledge and/or information organization. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in a range of topics or applications including but not limited to classification theory, domain analysis, ontology and epistemology, resource description, metadata, information architecture, taxonomies, ontologies, tagging, and/or the Semantic Web. Applicants interested in cultural perspectives and/or collaborative research are particularly welcome.


Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work closely with the Information Organization Research Group and affiliated faculty, work with current PhD students, assist in coordination of related events, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School. The fellow will be expected to teach one class in each of the fall and spring semesters. The stipend for the fellowship will be $38,000 for a 12-month appointment with a $2,000 research and travel stipend. The starting date can be either August 23, 2010 or January 7, 2011. Fellows are eligible for benefits. Stipend may be subject to current/future UW System furlough policies.


Application Information: 

- Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.
- Applicants must hold a PhD in an information studies or related discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by
August, 2010 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule.

- Application packages must include: letter explaining the applicant’s research agenda for the postdoc year, teaching interests, and appropriateness for the fellowship; curriculum vitae; writing sample; and the names of 3 references.

- Send all application materials electronically to: [log in to unmask]

- Applications received by August 15, 2010, will receive priority consideration.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  

Hur-Li Lee, Ph.D., M.L.S.
Associate Professor
Information Organization Research Group
School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Voice: (414) 229-6838