[Asis-l] Knowledge Management faculty position opening - University at Buffalo

Brenda L. Battleson blb at buffalo.edu
Mon Nov 22 16:58:22 EST 2010

*University at Buffalo
The State University of New York

*Faculty Appointment
Knowledge Management*

The Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) in the Graduate 
School of Education (GSE) seeks a colleague to join us in our quest to 
transform lives through the synergy between people and information. Our 
conception of Library and Information Studies in both research and 
teaching is broad. We strive to educate information professionals in 
conceptual foundations for a wide variety of professional opportunities 
and for life-long learning and - through research and scholarship - 
contribute to the knowledge base upon which these information 
professionals can draw. LIS has a history of successful collaboration 
with both UB's Law School and Department of Music to offer specialized 
degrees in both law and music librarianship. We are presently forging 
new interdisciplinary relationships with the other three departments in 
GSE, the School of Management, and the Center for Cognitive Science. We 
encourage our students to look to other units on campus for courses 
relevant to their programs of study.

We seek candidates with strengths in one or more of the following:

·Knowledge management

·Management of information organizations and the information function in 

·Information policy

·Information access and user interaction with information, including 
advanced information access / reference courses with a subject orientation

·Interest in information issues in law and legal practice is welcome.

The University at Buffalo is a Research I university where faculty are 
expected to conduct a program of research that will establish them as 
national and international leaders. As such, applicants must demonstrate 
excellence in research and scholarly activity; have a publication record 
commensurate with their experience; and provide evidence of teaching 
effectiveness. LIS faculty are expected to teach four courses per 
academic year, including at least one section of a required course. With 
both an online-only cohort program and an increasing number of courses 
being offered online, our faculty are expected to have the teaching 
skills necessary to use various media to ensure quality of learning.

Minimum Qualifications*

PhD - completed or near completion at the time of appointment

The University*

The University at Buffalo is one of the nation's premier public research 
institutions. We are the largest and most comprehensive university 
center in the State University of New York system and a member of the 
prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). UB's LIS program 
has an enrollment of more than 300 graduate students and offers an ALA 
accredited MLS program, a New York State certified School Library Media 
Specialist program, dual degree specializations in law (MLS/JD) and 
music (MLS/MA) librarianship and an advanced graduate certificate in 
LIS. The university boasts four Professional Programs, 11 Schools, a 
College of Arts and Sciences, a supercomputing complex and more than 100 
Research Centers on three campuses . For more information about the 
department, see http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis.See http://www.buffalo.edu 
for more about UB.

About Buffalo

A "City of Good Neighbors," Buffalo is a big city with a hometown feel. 
It is a thriving city situated in a region that offers a world of 
opportunity. World-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive 
city-wide system of parks and green space designed by Frederick Law 
Olmsted, a wide array of cultural neighborhoods and festivals, four 
seasons of outdoor activities and an affordable cost of living are just 
a few of the cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a 
great place to study, work, and live.

*The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity employer.*

*Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011 with applications 
accepted until the position is filled.*Apply online at 
<https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/%20>, posting no. 1000639.

Inquiries may be directed to*

Professor Judith Robinson, Search Committee Chair
Voice: 716-645-1483
Email: lisrobin at buffalo.edu

Professor Dagobert Soergel, Department Chair
Voice: 716-645-1474 or 703-585-284
Email: dsoergel at buffalo.edu

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