San Jos State University

San Jos, California


School of Library and Information Science

Information Assurance/Information Integrity or Large Data Sets/Information


Live anywhere* 


Teach great students C  <>


Use the newest technologies to develop innovative online classes 


Work with a top grant writer and collegial faculty.  


 <> San Jose State University seeks to dramatically
expand its faculty working in the area of cyber security/data science by
hiring a cluster of five new faculty members. The university seeks people
who are able to initiate and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations
in the area of cyber security or data science, and who are skilled
researchers and teachers in one of five areas: Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Library and Information Science, Management Information
Science, or Psychology.


As part of this initiative the  <> School of Library
and Information Science (SLIS) is looking for a faculty member with a focus
in either information assurance/information integrity or large data
sets/information visualization. The successful applicant will teach online
classes for SLIS and conduct research, build online interdisciplinary
certificates, and develop fundable research proposals with colleagues in the
cybersecurity and data science clusters in the University.


A successful applicant focused primarily in the area of information
assurance/information integrity will teach online classes and conduct
research with cluster faculty members in one or more of the following areas:


      Protection of records and archives via trusted digital repositories
that ensure the accuracy, reliability, and authenticity (i.e., identity and
integrity) of records in the cloud and records delivered via mobile devices

      Information risk analysis, management, and compliance of digital

      Sustainability of digital records

      Privacy and freedom of information

      Encryption management strategies 

      Recovery and disaster techniques including disaster planning


A successful applicant focused primarily in the area of large data
sets/information visualization will teach online classes and conduct
research with cluster faculty members in one or more of the following areas:


      Analysis of unstructured and machine generated data from social
media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)

      Information visualization to help users gain new and deeper
knowledge from complex information

      Tagging of data for ease of analysis and findability

      Metadata systems, architectures, and applications 

      Semantic networks and linked data

      Data analytics

      Text/data mining

      Pattern recognition 


We require an earned doctorate; a strong record of scholarly and
professional achievement; and an excitement and enjoyment for teaching and
working online. 


The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Jose State
University is fully accredited by the American Library Association through
2014. It has 2000 students and since Fall 2009 delivers its degrees only
online.   In addition to the online Masters in Library and Information
Science (MLIS) degree SLIS offers an online masters degree in Archives and
Records Administration (MARA), a gateway Ph.D. program with Queensland
University of Technology, and a Post Masters Certificate program. The
School is part of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State


The School has a rich technological environment (Desire2Learn Learning
Management System, Blackboard Collaborate Web conferencing, WebEx,
Blackboard IM, Panopto, and Web 2.0 tools such as social networking, blogs,
wikis, podcasts, and collaborative environments).  


Check out
<> Innovate
Magazine, SLIS's 2012 Annual Review, to see what our students and faculty
are doing.


Send by February 1, 2013:  


(1) A letter of application that addresses in detail the requirements listed
above and into which of the two cluster areas you feel best fitted

(2) A curriculum vitae  

(3) Three original letters of reference with contact information  


Application material should be sent electronically (pdf or a URL) to:  


Dr. Linda Main, Chair of the Search Committee at: [log in to unmask]  

Please include Job Opening ID: 22461


San Jose State University is home to the Silicon Valley Center for Cyber
Security, is a partner in the NSF-funded national Center for Science and
Technology for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) at UC
Berkeley, and hosted the national symposium on Curriculum Development in
Security and Information Assurance (CDSIA) as well as the Oates Security in
the Cyberage Symposium. 


*Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United
States. In addition, you will be required to visit the San Jose State
University campus four or five times a year at your own expense.