Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (the iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) invites applications for scholars to fill six open-rank tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2021. Successful candidates will demonstrate a history of or strong potential for sustained research excellence in an information-related field and will contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information systems, data science and data analytics, library and information science and information science and technology.
The successful candidates will join our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that values interdisciplinary collaboration among our school's faculty and with other members of the university and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants whose topic areas and skills adopt this philosophy, and who can speak to overlapping areas within the school.
We are specifically seeking applicants with interests in the following areas, broadly construed:
* Five of these positions are part of the Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative (https://www.syracuse.edu/academics/research/cluster-hires/), through which Syracuse University seeks to enhance the University's existing research strengths by recruiting faculty members in different units with related interests. Cluster faculty will be expected to participate in collaborative initiatives that span Schools and Colleges, but have no teaching or service obligations in other units.
Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are especially invited to apply for all positions. Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) are important values of the iSchool. We are interested in candidates who value diversity and have the communication skills and a willingness to learn and contribute to a cross-cultural community that will allow the candidate to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members.
A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2021 is required. The School is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.
Applications-including 1) a cover letter that specifies the position(s) applied for; 2) a personal statement describing the applicant's research and teaching interests and qualifications for the position, including ways in which IDEA will inform their teaching, research, and service; 3) a current curriculum vitae; and 4) names and contact information of at least three references-should be submitted at www.sujobopps.com.
All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.
Screening of applications began in February 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Professor Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on making significant contributions in both scholarship and instruction. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities, civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.
The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 29 doctoral students, 1084 masters students and 642 undergraduate majors, led by 43 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems and #6 in the QS World University Rankings (2019). Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two campus courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.
iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year from funders including the Institute of Museum and Library and Services and the National Science Foundation. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
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