From: Library and Information Science Information and Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of BRENDA SHERIDAN <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:14 AM
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Faculty Position, Open Rank Department of Library & Information Science, SC&I, Rutgers University

Faculty Position in Library and Information Science, Rank Open

THE DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, welcomes applications at the Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level to join our faculty.

We seek faculty candidates who can lead research and teaching in our undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. programs, from across a broad range of research interests related to understanding the evolving connections among people, information and technology. Areas of particular interest for these positions include (but are not limited to):

      Health, social, and community informatics

      Data science

      Informatics and design

      Information management


In addition to these areas, the Department holds long-standing strengths in human information behavior; information retrieval, language and communication; knowledge management; learning, youth, information and technology; and, information contexts including libraries, information agencies and archives.

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our redesigned Master of Information (MI), our rapidly expanding Information Technology and Informatics undergraduate program, and our highly regarded inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program. Our MI program has created new concentrations in the following areas: Data Science, Informatics and Design, Technology and Information Management in addition to the Library and Information Science concentration. Positioned within the canopy of Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information (SC&I), a charter member of the iSchool caucus, the Department is in an exciting period of transformation and growth, and we seek to expand our community of scholars, inviting applications from candidates who can thrive in this innovative setting, and contribute to our vision. 

SC&I houses a dynamic interdisciplinary community studying real world problems related to knowledge, interaction, technology, media and their relations.   Future solutions are stimulated by four overarching challenges: health and wellness; global media and democracy; organizations, policy and leadership; social media and collaboration.  Located close to the world’s largest media and information centers and within Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, we embrace the University goals of promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our communities and programs. For more about the Department of Library and Information Science and the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, including faculty research interests, see:

Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field no later than May 2016. 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: Review of applications and invitation of candidates will begin on November 16, 2015. Applications must be received no later than December 11, 2015. 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 queries regarding the position, please contact Nicholas Belkin, Chair, LIS Department Search Committee, [log in to unmask]LIS faculty will be available to speak with interested candidates at the Annual Meeting of the ASIS&T in St. Louis; please let us know in advance if you’d like to meet with us.

Rutgers University was established in 1766 and is celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016. The university is the eighth oldest higher education institution 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