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 candida tes 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 limited to):


      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 levels;

      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 th e 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’ goals of diversification of its communities and programs 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’s Communication and Journalism and Media Studies departments, see:


Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field no later than May 2014.   The ideal applicant’s program of research 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’s 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’s 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 tenure-track appointments.


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 educati on 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.