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The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information seeks 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 interests include:

  • Data Science - the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.

  • Human-Computer Interaction - the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.

  • Digital Information - the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance, language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.

  • Youth and Libraries - literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.


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 interdisciplinary 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.


About Rutgers:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  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


Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior-level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.


Requirements:  Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, 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.      


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, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration. Apply at For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (


Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at .


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