[Asis-l] Tenure-track faculty opening at the University of Michigan School of Information

Soo Young Rieh rieh at umich.edu
Sun Oct 6 02:00:02 EDT 2013


The School of Information at the University of Michigan (UMSI) seeks a
tenure-track professor at the assistant professor level in the areas
of *information
analysis, information retrieval, or “big data”*.  While we encourage
applications from all areas of information analysis and retrieval, we are
particularly interested in candidates with strong interest and expertise in
creating novel techniques for mining large-scale text, behaviors, and
scientific data and in developing visualizations or other interactive tools
for data analysis. Particular applications of interest include but are not
limited to scientific and health data analysis, text analysis, social media
analysis, digital humanities, and information interfaces.

For all UMSI positions, we favor candidates whose research interests
complement our existing expertise in such areas as computer-supported
cooperative work; digital archives and preservation; human-computer
interaction; incentive-centered design and information economics;
information seeking, sharing and use; Internet-scale data, network and text
analysis; social computing and informatics; and health informatics.

The mission of the School of Information is to create and share knowledge
to help people use information -- with technology -- to build a better
world. A successful candidate will be committed to, and will directly
contribute to our goal of being the best research and teaching institution
for the understanding and design of information and its technologies in
service of people and society.

The School is home to vibrant research and teaching programs, with 36 FTE
professors, and over 400 students.  We offer a Ph.D., a Master of Science
in Information, a Master of Health Informatics (joint with the School of
Public Health), a jointly-offered undergraduate informatics major, and as
of fall 2014 we will offer our own Bachelor of Science in Information.
Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished
history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of
only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten
universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes
in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With
more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has
the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the
nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $1.7
billion and an endowment valued at more than $7.6 billion.


•    Ph.D. in an area such as computer science, information science,
statistics, informatics, computational linguistics, or related fields
concerned with information analysis and retrieval
•    Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate
and graduate level
•    Demonstrated potential for high scholarly impact
•    A strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary research, and
cultural diversity

Review of applications will begin *November 1, 2013* and continue until the
positions are filled. Beside this position, the UMSI is also looking for
applications to the area of human-computer interaction and the W.K. Kellogg
Chair in Community Information. For more information or to apply, please
visit https://www.si.umich.edu/umsi-faculty-positions-2013-2014. For
questions about potential fit and your application please contact Dr.
Qiaozhu Mei at qmei at umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
educator and employer.

Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor
School of Information, University of Michigan
rieh at umich.edu
Phone: 734-647-8040
Website: http://rieh.people.si.umich.edu
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