FACULTY POSITION – School of Library and Information Studies/Living
Environments Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The School of Library
and Information Studies (SLIS; http://www.slis.wisc.edu/) at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, in partnership with the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID;
www.discovery.wisc.edu, http://www.discovery.wisc.edu), seeks an exceptional candidate with demonstrated commitment to
excellence in research, teaching, and service to join our dynamic learning
community as Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. We invite applications for a full time tenure track
or tenured position, beginning fall 2012, to conduct research, teach one course per
semester, advise master’s students and supervise doctoral research. The research specialization may be in Human Computer
Interaction, Library and Information Studies, Medical Informatics, or related
should have a Ph.D. by August 2012.
Candidates for tenured
appointments must have a record of excellence in teaching, research and
service. The position will be 50% in SLIS and 50% in the WID Living
Environments Laboratory (LEL) theme area, with a tenure home in SLIS.
We seek applicants
with research expertise in human interaction with information and information
systems including, but not limited to, user experience design, usability and
information use/disuse, cognitive and affective science, psycho-physiology,
affective computing, gaming, ecological approaches, distributed cognition,
contextual design, impact analysis, and experiential cognitive/cognitive
behavioral therapy. Researchers with a current or potential interest in
personal care, daily living, wellbeing and health are particularly desirable.
We are seeking candidates whose research is socially important,
methodologically innovative and theoretically motivated. The successful
candidate will work within and lead collaborative discipline-spanning LEL
research teams at WID while also serving as a faculty member in the School of
Library and Information Studies, including teaching SLIS courses in the areas
of information technology, organization of information or information use and
SLIS has approximately 200 masters and 20 doctoral students in
LIS. The School is equipped with a
newly remodeled instructional computer laboratory, a usability lab, and its own
library, in addition to the resources of the University Libraries. It
cooperates actively with the University Library System, the Cooperative
Children's Book Center and the Wisconsin Historical Society's library and
archives. It is home to the Center
for the History of Print and Digital Culture, and is a founding member of the interdisciplinary
Digital Studies undergraduate initiative (http://www.digitalstudies.wisc.edu/).
It occupies a modern classroom building overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota in
one of the world's finest universities and in one of the United States’ most
WID represents a bold
new interdisciplinary research initiative funded by the State of Wisconsin, the
Morgridge Foundation and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
It provides an exciting opportunity for
creative applicants to work in a multi-disciplinary environment while pursuing
independent research in a state-of-the-art facility. WID is the public half of
a private-public pair of Institutes that promote basic research and facilitate
the translation of new discoveries to practice.
Environments Laboratory was created with the vision of its research having a
lasting impact on the quality of the creation of healthcare products. The Living
Environments Laboratory for Acceleration of Homecare Technologies seeks faculty
who will take part in shaping this exceptional venture and blaze new trails in
innovative research. The LEL-WID theme aims to accelerate the design and
development of personal care technologies through an innovative design space
that employs a virtual reality CAVE ©, a chamber that can mimic home-found
factors that may alter the function of personal care technologies, such as
temperatures, vibrations and particulates, and a fully-instrumented apartment.
These environments will stimulate designers to create solutions that better fit
in the home context, and will provide the opportunity to undertake
sophisticated user testing.
The successful candidate will have lab space in the state-of-the-art WID
research facility designed to spark and support cross-disciplinary
collaborations, as well as an office in SLIS. Each candidate will interview
both with LEL theme members and SLIS faculty. Candidates will be expected to
qualify for a tenure track appointment in SLIS. The candidate will be expected
to develop a vigorous, independent research program that capitalizes on the
CAVE©; attract and maintain extramural funding for their research program in
the Living Environments Laboratory; teach; participate in faculty governance
activities in the department, college and/or University; and actively engage
with the national and international scientific community.
The University of
Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international
reputation for research. It attracts scholars and students from around the
world. Nationally, UW-Madison ranks fourth among all U.S. universities for
research and development expenditures, exceeding $950 million annually. The
University has a deep culture of collaborative interdisciplinary research,
reflected recently by major grants such as the $150 million DOE Great Lakes
Bioenergy Research Center award (2007) and the $50 million NIH Translational
Medicine award (2007). Interdisciplinary and translational centers that are
positioning UW at the forefront of collaborative research include the Microbial
Sciences Building (2007), the School of Medicine and Public Health's
Interdisciplinary Research Complex (2008), and the Wisconsin Institutes for
confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants
must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
The University of Wisconsin‐Madison is an Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. SLIS values and actively seeks to maintain a diverse
criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
For more information, see http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_072373.html, or contact Anne
Murphy Lom, Department Administrator at [log in to unmask]. To apply, send
letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching, and
the names and contact information of three references by March 1st 2012 to Anne
Murphy Lom, Department Administrator, [log in to unmask] (electronic
preferred). Paper mail address: School of Library and Information Studies, 600
N. Park Street, Madison WI 53706.
Christine Pawley Ph.D.
Professor & Director, School of Library and Information Studies
Director, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4238 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: 608 263-2945/608 263-2900
fax: (608) 263-4849