[Asis-l] Faculty position at Rutgers University

Nicholas Belkin belkin at rutgers.edu
Fri Oct 24 19:35:13 EDT 2008

The School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS) at 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey anticipates a faculty 
position (rank open) for communication/information scholars whose 
research focuses on HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Bio-medical informatics, health 
information-seeking, caregiver-patient interaction, health sciences 
journalism, and health campaigns are areas of interest.

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 this position 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: Health-search 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, but applicants for Assistant 
Professor positions are strongly encouraged to complete applications by 
November 30, 2008. 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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