[Asis-l] Faculty positions at Rutgers University

Nicholas Belkin belkin at rutgers.edu
Thu Dec 25 21:43:08 EST 2008

The School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS) at
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for
multiple positions, with rank open, from scholars whose research aligns
with one or both of two new initiatives:


The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) in particular
seeks faculty candidates who wish to take the future of information and
information applications in their hands. Our department's mission is to
connect people with information and to transform their lives by
transforming information technologies and facilitating the evolution of
the socio-cultural systems they support. New faculty members can have a
real impact on an evolving area in a strong interdisciplinary academic
environment close to the world's largest media and information market.
Underlying research for the three themes that is of special interest to
the Department of Library and Information Science includes but is not
limited to:
• information access and retrieval
• learning, ICTs and schools
• information interaction, individual and social
• language and multi-media analysis
• cultural, social and institutional analysis

SCILS is a multidisciplinary professional school composed of three
departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library
and Information Science. Academic programs include three undergraduate
majors, two masters, and an interdisciplinary doctoral program that
includes areas of concentration aligned with each of the three
departmental disciplines. Successful applicants will have completed
their Ph.D. by Fall 2009, and will present a program of research and
record of teaching that:
• Complements existing research strengths at SCILS;
• Contributes to a climate of interdisciplinarity across our
departments; and,
• Connects in productive ways with transdisciplinary interest in
problems related to these areas of research within the university at large.

Scholars whose work in these areas incorporates a focus on diversity
most broadly defined, under-represented groups, or gender are especially
encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit: Letter of Application, CV and up to three
representative publications and names of three references, preferably as
email attachments, to: Mediasearch at scils.rutgers.edu, or
SCILS Dean’s Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071

Search open until the positions are filled. For additional information:
about each initiative, about SCILS, and about Rutgers:
www.scils.rutgers.edu. Feel free to find out more about LIS, and to
contact individual faculty members whose research interests are close to
yours: http://scils.rutgers.edu/lis-dept

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher
education in the United States and is today a member of the elite AAU
research universities in North America. An equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the
applications of women and minority candidates.

Nicholas J. Belkin
Professor II
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Communication, Information & Library Studies
Rutgers University
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071, USA
email: belkin at rutgers.edu
tel: +1 732 932 7500 x8271
url: http://scils.rutgers.edu/~belkin/belkin.html

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