[Asis-l] Revised Search : Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies, University at Buffalo

Sun, Ying sun3 at buffalo.edu
Fri Dec 7 12:30:38 EST 2012

With apologies for duplication, a revised search....

Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies
University at Buffalo

After strategic planning and input by our new Provost, our chair position has been completely revised to reflect our department's new strategic direction

The University at Buffalo invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies. The Department of Library and Information Studies<http://gse.buffalo.edu/lis> resides in the Graduate School of Education. The starting date of the position is August 1, 2013.

The Graduate School of Education seeks a Chair who can strategically develop and lead the LIS Department and its diverse stakeholders into the future through a shared vision that maximizes the Department’s strategic strengths, resources and opportunities. The Chair will also be responsible for supporting the development of pre-tenured and tenured faculty. Successful applicants will have credentials commensurate with those of an Associate or Full Professor.

Qualifications of successful candidates include:
· Doctorate in library and information science or a related discipline
· Prior leadership and administrative experience with budgets and personnel
· Experience in obtaining and managing external funding
· Research agenda in information management with an emphasis in at least one of the following areas:

    *   Information technology (e.g., data mining/visualization, information architecture)
    *   Management/administration (e.g., business administration, organizational leadership)
    *   Competitive intelligence
    *   User-centered design
    *   Information policy, law & ethics
Applicants with experience in multidisciplinary collaboration are preferred.

The University at Buffalo<http://www.buffalo.edu/> (UB) is a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and a member of the Association of American Universities. For the last five years, UB was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The department has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1972 and enjoys strong stakeholder support from the community. We currently have 11 faculty, 4 staff positions and 350 students in face-to-face and online course delivery. As part of the MLS, we also offer a Library Media Specialist concentration; In addition, we offer an MLS/JD (Law) Dual Major, MLS/MA (music) Dual Major and an Advanced Studies Certificate.

The Buffalo-Niagara Falls region features four seasons of activities and events from arts, culture, and historical tourism to professional sports and environmental splendor. The City of Buffalo is consistently voted a top arts and culture destination. To learn more about the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, visit http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.

The Search Committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled.

Please send nominations to Dr. Jianqiang Wang, the Search Committee Co-Chair and include the nominee’s name, position, email address, and telephone number.

Please include the following application materials online at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp: (1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, (2) a complete vita, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Initial screening of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

Please send inquiries and nominations to: Dr. Jianqiang Wang, Search Committee Co-Chair, 526 Baldy Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260.
Phone: 716-645-1474 Email: jw254 at buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Ying Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Library and Information Science
University at Buffalo, SUNY
548 Baldy Hall

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