[Asis-l] Faculty position, SUNY at Buffalo

Miguel E. Ruiz meruiz at buffalo.edu
Thu Nov 14 14:34:31 EST 2002


The Department of Library and Information Studies in the School of
Informatics at the State University of New York at Buffalo is seeking a
colleague to teach, develop courses, and conduct research in some
combination of areas covering Internet librarianship, digital libraries,
and/or electronic reference and retrieval services. Candidates must be
experienced in the use of information technologies in the design of
library systems and the delivery of information services. Appointment will
be at either the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank.

The School of Informatics houses the Department of Library and
Information Studies and the Department of Communication. In addition to
the MLS, the School offers undergraduate and doctoral degrees in
Communication and a doctoral degree in Communication with a cognate
specialization in LIS. The School also offers a new Master of Arts in
Informatics. Other new developments in the School include a state of the
art Instructional Technology Laboratory, and a substantial grant from the
AT&T Foundation for curriculum development. The School also offers an
increasing number of courses through the Internet and over interactive

The School of Informatics has been identified within the
University as an important leader in developing educational and research
opportunities for the digital age. The School is poised for growth and we
seek a colleague to add to our strengths in this area.

The University at Buffalo provides numerous opportunities for
collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines addressing the
challenges of the digital age. The University was rated as the 10th most
wired campus by YAHOO. The University's Center for Computational Research
is one of the world's leading academic high-performance computing centers,
and the University is the leading partner in a 200 million dollar
public/private initiative to create a new Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics in Buffalo. 


Responsibilities include teaching in the MLS program and, if suitable, in
the MA in Informatics program. Faculty are also required to develop a
successful research program that supports the missions of the School of


Qualifications include the MLS (preferred) and Ph.D. in LIS, Information
Systems, Computer Science, or a related area, finished or nearing
completion. A cross-disciplinary orientation and the ability to work at
the interface of LIS and Communication is very desirable. For appointment
at the Associate Professor rank, a record of funded research and
publications commensurate with rank is required, as is evidence of
excellence in teaching. For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank
with credit for years in rank, evidence of a promising research program is
required, as is evidence of teaching proficiency. For appointment at the
entry level Assistant Professor rank, evidence of promise as an active
member of a research and teaching community is necessary.


Salary is negotiable and competitive. Excellent fringe benefits equal to
31% of base salary.  Summer teaching is available with additional

For more information about the School, the University, and Buffalo see ...



Join us in developing the new School of Informatics and in meeting the
challenges of the Information Society. Letters of application, including a
resume and the names of at least three references, should be addressed to: 

George D'Elia, Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
School of Informatics
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020.

You can also send a letter and resume to <delia at acsu.buffalo.edu>.
Informal inquires are also welcome. You can call George D'Elia at
716-645-2412  ext. 1162. Application deadline is January 31, 2003. The
University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

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