Associate/Full Professor, School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), as an Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) or Full Professor, with the expectation of directly engaging in and supporting the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP). The candidate will have substantial research and teaching experiences and demonstrated competencies in one or more of the foundational areas of SILS and CHIP. The foundational areas include human-computer interaction, systems analysis, data management and preservation, and data analytics. Candidates with demonstrated experiences in health informatics with a strong linkage to one or more of these foundational areas will be given preference.

SILS has a reputation as a nexus of researchers with a strong record of interdisciplinary collaborations. Thus, there are many initiatives on campus and with nearby universities that involve collaborations among SILS faculty members and colleagues from medicine, public health, nursing, and IT. Currently, SILS offers a wide array of educational programs that include a Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The CHIP program offers three graduate certificates in informatics with concentrations in clinical, public health, and nursing areas. There is a new professionally-oriented Master’s in Biomedical and Health Informatics degree under development, with a prospective launch date of fall 2013.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a published record of research, engagement in an active research program, and a long-term plan involving novel approaches for facilitating access to structured and unstructured health data, health data management (e.g., data warehouses), methodologies and procedures for health system usability and effectiveness, and development and improvement of clinical decision support systems. The candidate is expected to regularly teach in one or more of the foundational areas of the school and supervise graduate student research and dissertation projects. Previous experience in educational administration or program development requiring collaborations among colleagues from multiple disciplines will be considered a strong asset.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent level of certification and must provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, or potential for excellence, in their area of expertise. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The selection and review process will begin on December 1st, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants may view the job posting and submit a CV, cover letter, and a list of four references at: For inquiry and assistance with the application submission process, please contact Susan Sylvester ([log in to unmask]), 919-962-8071 (fax) or you may mail questions to: Search Committee Chairperson, School of Information and Library Science, CB #3360, 100 Manning Hall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360. Questions regarding the position are welcome and should be directed to Javed Mostafa, Search Committee Chair, [log in to unmask].



Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

108 Manning Hall, CB#3360

Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3360


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