[Asis-l] Faculty openings at the UT Austin School of Information

Matt Lease ml at ischool.utexas.edu
Tue Oct 1 15:49:44 EDT 2013


The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin invites 
applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, anticipated 
to start in Fall 2014. We are considering applicants at both the junior 
and senior levels. Rank and salary will be commensurate with 
qualifications and experience. Exceptional candidates may be considered 
for an endowed professorship.

We only seek candidates with excellent research and teaching abilities 
and a commitment to shaping the future of the school and the discipline 
of information studies. We welcome applications from candidates who can 
enhance our offerings in any area of information studies, but we 
particularly welcome applications in the areas of:

* data analytics
* human-computer interaction
* archival studies

Technically oriented applicants with strong project evaluation skills 
and deep knowledge of relevant psychological, social, and cultural 
theories are of particular interest. Archival studies scholars with 
interdisciplinary interests in both digital and paper materials, and who 
possess the ability to offer new perspectives on archival study, are 
especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in a field that is relevant to 
their area of research and be able to articulate clearly in their 
application materials a research agenda that fits within the School's 
core areas of focus.

Our school is a unique mix of interdisciplinary expertise and our 
program is continually ranked among the top ten nationally in 
information studies. Admission to our graduate-only degree programs is 
highly competitive. Our students are high academic achievers, many of 
them with undergraduate majors in the humanities or social sciences. 
With over 20 faculty members and lecturers, the School is home to 
approximately 300 graduate students. We offer a Masters and Ph.D. degree 
in Information Studies, multiple joint-degrees with academic programs on 
campus, and will be launching new joint degree programs with Computer 
Science and with English in the near future.  The School moved into new 
facilities in 2009 with extended labs and class space, and offers 
cutting-edge research and education on the human, social, and cultural 
aspects of information, broadly construed. You can find out more about 
our school at www.ischool.utexas.edu.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but we will 
begin to evaluate applications and invite candidates on November 1, 
2013. Send inquiries and applications, including curriculum vitae, a 
statement outlining how you see a fit with our program, and the names of 
and contact information for three references by email to: 
facultysearch at ischool.utexas.edu

Matt Lease
Assistant Professor
School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
Voice: (512) 471-9350 · Fax: (512) 471-3971 · Office: UTA 5.442

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