[Asis-l] Director of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Information Science

Catherine Dumas cattd614 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 30 14:20:49 EDT 2013

Director of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Information Science 

The Informatics Department of the College of Computing and Information, University at Albany seeks candidates for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2014 for the Director of its Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Information Science. This position will be posted shortly on our faculty vacancy website:http://www.albany.edu/hr/vacancy.php. Applicants are encouraged to apply online once the posting is available. 
The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, now in its third decade, has a successful history of bridging traditional and innovative information science specialties. We have 33 Ph.D. students currently, working with more than 30 Informatics and affiliated faculty from across the University. Specializations in the doctoral program include Knowledge Organization and Management, Information in Organizational Environments, Information in Government and Democratic Society, Geographic Information Science, Decision and Policy Sciences, Information Assurance, and Information Technology and Learning. Informatics faculty actively collaborate with researchers across the College, the University, local industry, and beyond. Our graduates are now faculty at some of the leading information science programs around the United States. 
The successful candidate will have an established record of interdisciplinary scholarship with demonstrated potential to develop programs that cross over multiple units in a comprehensive research university. Candidates are especially sought who have a background in one of the core specializations of the present program as well as helping us develop our capacity for Big Data, analytics, and HCI. 
The candidate is expected to foster linkages with scholars across the campus, as well as with the Informatics undergraduate program. In addition, candidates must have a strong interest in teaching Informatics/Information Science courses at all levels. The undergraduate Informatics program supports 260 students working towards a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major in Information Science), and is currently expanding to include concentrations in Interactive User Experience, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Data Analytics, Social Media, and Software Development. For additional information about the department, please visit http://www.albany.edu/informatics/. 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Informatics, Information Science or a closely-related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by August 2014 may also apply. Candidates for appointment as Associate or Full Professor must also have a strong record of funded research. Applicants must submit a complete CV, including a list of publications, a research statement, and a teaching statement, along with the names and contact information for at least 3 references. 
The University at Albany supports a student ASIST chapter and a student ACM chapter. The College of Computing and Information is also a member of the National Center for Women and Information Technology's Academic Alliance and is building an ACM-W chapter. 
Questions regarding the position may be addressed to phdsearch2014 at albany.edu. 

Dr. Jennifer Goodall will be at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal on Monday, November 4. To set up a meeting to discuss this position, email her at jgoodall at albany.edu.

Position pending budget approval.
Catherine Dumas
PhD Student - Informatics 
College of Computing & Information
University at Albany, State University of New York
Co-Chair Advisory Board ASIS&T, UAlbany Student Chapter
Cell: 518-935-8064

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