Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor in Information and Library Science (School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering)

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Position Details

Title Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor in Information and Library Science (School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering)
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Information and Library Science
Position Summary

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2018 in the Department of Information and Library Science (all subareas solicited with preference for media convergence, time-based media, the archiving of streaming and social media, digital forensics, and metadata). Duties include teaching, research, and service.

The IU Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), formerly the School of Library and Information Science, has a long, successful history, having graduated over 8,000 students since it opened its doors in 1946. U.S. News & World Report ranks its Information and Library Science program ninth nationally. The SICE is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth across Information and Library Science, Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach, spanning and integrating computing and information technologies. The school has over 110 tenure-line faculty, 1,400 graduate students, and 1,700 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington campus. Faculty research areas in ILS include digital humanities; digital libraries; documentation; data curation; computer-mediated communication; data science; information organization, retrieval, and visualization; human computer interaction; science studies; social informatics; CSCW; text mining; records management, and more. ILS offers Master’s degrees in Information Science and Library Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Information Science. Additional information about the School can be found at:

IU is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. It is the home to world-renowned documentary and data institutes, such as the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Kinsey Institute collection, the campus wide Media Digitalization and Preservation Initiative, the Mather Museum of world cultures, the ethnomusicology library, the Wells Library, and many more. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have an established record (for senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence (for junior level) in research and teaching, and a Ph.D. in Information Science or a related field expected before August 2018.

Department Contact for Questions

Informal and confidential inquiries may be sent to the ILS Chair, Ron Day (roday at Indiana dot edu).

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Special Instructions

For Full Consideration Apply By: December 1, 2017.

To apply, please click the “Apply for this job” link at the top of this page and upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and the names of three references (junior level) or six references (senior level).

Informal and confidential inquiries may be sent to the ILS Chair, Ron Day (roday at Indiana dot edu).

For Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21706-17

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What date did you earn or do you expect to earn your PhD and from which institution?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you applying for other positions in the School of Informatics and Computing besides this posting? If so, please state which positions. Note, you must apply separately for each posting of interest.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you held a postdoctoral position, and if so at what institution and what dates?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research and Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. URL
  2. Other
  3. Other 2
  4. Other 3