University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
Information Studies Faculty Position
The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a full-time open rank tenure-track position in Information Studies at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The selected applicant will teach courses in the School’s undergraduate and, possibly, in the master’s program, MLIS, IT concentration.
Applicants should have a strong background in information systems and technology with an emphasis in areas such as human-computer interaction (HCI), database systems, mobile information applications, information security, networking, or multimedia. Professional experience is a plus. The applicant should be willing to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees as well as willing to pursue extramural funding in support of her/his research program.
The School of Information Studies offers a competitive salary for an academic year (9 month) appointment, plus additional compensation for possible summer teaching, and generous fringe benefits. SOIS also provides extensive research support in the form of travel funding, research assistance, and internal research grant programs.
• PhD in Information Studies or a relevant discipline by the beginning of the contract term.
• Experience or demonstrated ability in research and teaching.
• Experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
• Demonstrated ability to teach in at least one of the required areas in the SOIS Bachelor of Science program in Information Science and Technology and advanced elective undergraduate or graduate courses in her/his areas of expertise.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies has a large diverse, international faculty that is among the top ten LIS programs in the United States for research productivity, a thriving Center for Information Policy Research, and interdisciplinary initiatives with numerous institutions in the United States and abroad.
Situated in the cultural, commercial, and educational hub of the state, in a pleasant residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan, UWM is a research university committed to academic excellence. It is one of the two doctoral degree-granting institutions in the multi-campus University of Wisconsin system, and has a student enrollment of over 29,000.
With more than 30 full-time faculty and teaching academic staff and more than 900 students, SOIS offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology; an ALA-accredited MLIS; several coordinated graduate degree programs, including History and Anthropology; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Digital Libraries, Public Library Leadership, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies, with concentrations in information organization, information policy, and information retrieval.
SOIS hosts three research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Information Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group.
The SOIS research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University’s mission with the School’s information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.
First priority will be given to applications received by December 17th, 2012. The starting date is August 19, 2013, or negotiable.
Please follow the below link to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy and research agenda; writing sample or recent publication, and three references to:
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For more information about the School of Information Studies please visit the web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/
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