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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, New Brunswick, NJ

Department of Library and Information Science
Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information
Open Rank Faculty Positions

We seek faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. Our foci include:

  • People and Community - the information needs of people in diverse social, organizational, cultural, and health contexts and the design of responsive information services, networks, and systems for libraries, archives, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and other information agencies.
  • Data, Information and Knowledge - the dynamic combination of data, information, and knowledge, and their creation, analysis, organization, use, and preservation to provide meaningful and adaptive services to individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Information Systems and Services - their design, implementation, and evaluation, including socio-technical systems that enable access to information, and learning how to optimize their usefulness in meeting organizational, community, and individual goals.
  • Empowerment, Engagement and Action - scholarly and professional leadership and the capacity to design, develop, and make available cultural, intellectual, and technological records and systems to enable people to improve their health, wellbeing, and their lives.

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges.

For more about the School and active faculty searches, see

For queries regarding the position, please contact the search committee chair Marie L. Radford (

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2019. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service. A strong record of external funding is a plus.

Requirements: Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication, 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 Detailed Information and to Submit an Application: Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. 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). Applications should be received by October 15, 2018.

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