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Library and Information Science, Multiple Faculty Positions, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured)

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Applications should address the points in this ad and clearly articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. Active review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and the positions will remain open until filled. Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time).

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Library and Information Science, Multiple Faculty Positions, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured)
Department SC&I - Library & Info Science
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

We welcome applications from scholars whose work intersects with, enhances, and extends the existing focus areas within the Department of Library and Information Science. We encourage applicants whose agendas will develop connections with other units in the school and university and we will give particular consideration to candidates who are conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching in data and computational social science, which are points of growth within the school. Specifically, we are looking to hire assistant, associate, full, or distinguished professors whose research and teaching interests address one or more of the following areas:

Interaction and design, which may include:
• Human-computer interaction, mobile and ubiquitous computing, interactive information retrieval
• Universal design, information architecture, UI design
• Data visualization and representation

Health and wellness informatics, which may include:
• Design of socio-technical systems for health
• Health data science
• Health social informatics

Information cultures and spaces, heritage, and access, which may include:
• Cultural heritage, curation, preservation and archives
• Architecture, metadata, linked data, and building dynamic solutions for object preservation and access
• Information cultures, policies and social justice

Data and computational social science, which may include:
• Human-centered data science
• Data mining and machine learning
• Social media analytics

Responsibilities of the successful applicants will include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in library and information science, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

For queries regarding the position, please contact Nicholas Belkin (belkin@rutgers.edu) or Rebecca Reynolds (rbreynol@comminfo.rutgers.edu).

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2018. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top‐tier peer‐reviewed publication and evidence of, or preparation for, effective teaching. Senior‐level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Overview

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 68,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real world problems related to information, knowledge, interaction, technology, culture, media, creativity, and their interrelations. Our commitment to solutions is stimulated by intersecting research challenges: health and wellness; social media interaction and collaborative design; global media, community, and democracy; and organizations, policy, and leadership. We value our culture of collegiality and provide generous support for our scholars’ varied research enterprises. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, we embrace the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs. For more about the school, please see http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Statement

Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1226
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should address the points in this ad and clearly articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. Active review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and the positions will remain open until filled. Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time).

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48818
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research Statement
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. Writing Sample 2
  5. Writing Sample 3
  6. Other Document