Faculty Position, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured) - Data and Computational Social Science

Rutgers University - Department of Library and Information Science

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information 

We welcome applications from scholars whose work intersects with, enhances, and extends the existing focus areas within the Department of Library and Information Science. We encourage applicants whose agendas will develop connections with other units in the school and university and we will give particular consideration to candidates who are conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching in data and computational social science.  We are looking to hire an assistant, associate, full, or distinguished professor whose research and teaching interests address the following area: 

  • Data and computational social science, which may include:  human-centered data science; data mining and machine learning; social media analytics

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real world problems related to information, knowledge, interaction, technology, culture, media, creativity, and their interrelations. Our commitment to solutions is stimulated by intersecting research challenges: health and wellness; social media interaction and collaborative design; global media, community, and democracy; and organizations, policy, and leadership. We value our culture of collegiality and provide generous support for our scholars’ varied research enterprises. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, we embrace the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs. For more about the school and details about the position, please see http://comminfo.rutgers.edu. For queries regarding the position, please contact Nicholas Belkin (belkin@rutgers.edu) or Rebecca Reynolds (rbreynol@comminfo.rutgers.edu). 

Qualifications and Requirements
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2018. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top‐tier peer‐reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior‐level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus. Responsibilities of the successful applicants include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in library and information science, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments. 

How to Apply
Active review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). Submit applications to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48818

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement.

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