[Asis-l] Faculty Posting- SUNY at Buffalo

Miguel E. Ruiz meruiz at buffalo.edu
Thu Oct 17 09:51:26 EDT 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 and conduct research in the area of information systems
and technologies. Candidates should have an extensive understanding of the
use of information technologies in the design and delivery of information
services. Appointment will be at either the Assistant Professor or
Associate Professor rank starting in Fall of 2003.

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 and research in some combination of
areas related to information needs assessment, organization of
information, information architecture, digital information retrieval,
human computer interaction, networking, and the applications of technology
and new media in service delivery. Course load is two courses per

QUALIFICATIONS include the MLS (preferred) and Ph.D. in LIS,
Communication, Computer Science, Information Systems or a related area,
finished or nearing completion. A cross-disciplinary orientation and the
ability to work at the interfaces of these disciplines 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

SALARY is negotiable and competitive. Excellent fringe benefits equal
almost 30% 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 nomination, or
expressions of interest accompanied by 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 inquiries are also welcome. You can call George D'Elia at
716-645-2412  ext. 1162. Applications will be reviewed until position is
filled. Representatives of the School will be at the ASIST Conference in
Philadelphia and available for interviews. The University at Buffalo is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer/recruiter.

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