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Lecturers/Professors of Informatics, University at Albany, Albany, NY

CEHC is seeking multiple open rank tenure-track and/or full time lecturer/professor of practice faculty positions in the growing field of Informatics. Candidates' focus within Informatics is open, but may include: IUX, HCI, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Social Informatics, Information Governance, Statistics, and Web Science. Candidates should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the college. Candidates should be committed to pursuing challenging, real-world applications of technology in various contexts, such as business, health, energy, cybersecurity, and government. CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators and researchers capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within Informatics. The rank is open.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Informatics, Information Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization (by the start of the appointment)
  • Applicants for a Lecturer/Professor of practice position should hold an advanced degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, but may merit consideration with a Bachelor's degree (same accreditation standards) only.
  • Applicants at the Associate and full professor level should have a well-established program of research and external funding: junior tenure track applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record
  • The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to CEHC Informatics and Information Science BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs at all levels
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population


Preferred Qualifications:

While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee.

  • Familiarity with the principles and operations of Informatics methods, tools, and processes such as those used for data-mining, social network analysis, data visualization, programming, HCI, information architecture, web analytics, information security and assurance, vulnerability analysis, cyber threats and intelligence, machine learning, statistics, modeling and simulation, and other emerging technologies
  • The ability to teach and develop classes in the subfields of informatics listed above and other related social science classes
  • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of Informatics listed above
  • Interest/prior research in the intersection of informatics and emergency response
  • A demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding
  • Experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort


About University at Albany

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.


Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The University at Albany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education. It has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation. The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held by these organizations and agencies. UAlbany educates almost 18,000 students, of which 45% of graduate students and 57% of undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented minorities. Thirty percent of our students are first generation.


About the College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CEHC)

The mission of CEHC at the University at Albany is to make a difference  by providing high quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century.


As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC has seen its academic programs grow rapidly. It is projected to grow further over the next five years as it expands undergraduate and graduate academic programs in emergency preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, informatics, and information science. The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. CEHC values diversity and inclusion of our students, of our faculty and field, and believes this is essential to achieving excellence.


Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Professor - Open Rank

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Application Instructions

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Applicants must indicate the rank position(s) they would like to be considered for in their cover letters: Full-time Lecturer/Professor of practice, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured) and Full professor (tenured)
  • If applying for tenure-track position: Writing sample or publication
  • Brief (2 pages or less) research statement describing research interests and how the candidate's research agenda fits in with the interdisciplinary nature of CEHC, and one or more of the substantive foci described above OR for lecturer candidates, a statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and Assistant Professor applicants)
  • List of three references (provide names and contact information)


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