The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers
University’s School of Communication and Information (SC&I)
will be hiring a full-time faculty member with an appointment start
date in Fall 2022.
The department has a research and learning culture that is
inclusive, diverse, and cohesive, international in scope and local
in impact. We undertake boundary-breaking research that seeks
to understand and enhance people's lives by enabling and supporting
their interactions with information in whatever contexts and forms
that may happen. We educate professionals ready for the
future who work in diverse information service and technology
contexts. They are prepared to design, manage, and evaluate systems
and services that support people and communities' interactions with
information, and they play a leading role in enabling people to
create, use, and preserve knowledge. They are people-centered in
their work, critical and reflective thinkers, creative problem
solvers, and effective communicators.
As a department we focus on:
- People and Community… the information
needs of people in diverse social, organizational, and cultural
contexts and on opportunities to design responsive information
places, services, networks, and systems.
- Data, Information, and Knowledge… the
dynamic intersection of data, information, and their creation,
organization, use, and preservation for posterity to provide
meaningful and adaptive services to individuals, information
organizations, and communities.
- Technologies, Systems, and Networks…
designing, implementing, and evaluating information systems and
services that enable access to information and learning how to
optimize their usefulness in meetings organizational and community
- Empowerment, Engagement, and Action…
scholarly and professional leadership and the capacity to safeguard
and make available the cultural, intellectual, and technological
records of humankind. We understand the value of data, information,
and knowledge in shaping human capacity to be productive, creative,
For more about the Department of Library and Information Science
and the School of Communication and Information (SC&I), see
We look forward to welcoming a new colleague who will contribute
to our thriving undergraduate and master’s level programs, and our
highly-regarded interdisciplinary school-wide Ph.D. program.
ABOUT RUTGERS AND SC&I
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading
national research university and the state of New Jersey’s
preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.
Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher
education institution in the United States. More than 70,000
students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the
public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is
committed to building a diverse community and encourages women,
minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
We are currently in an exciting period of transformation and growth
as we form a hub for data science across departments at Rutgers
The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a
dynamic center of learning at the heart of the Rutgers-New
Brunswick campus. Founded in 1982, SC&I research and teaching
is delivered by three academic departments: Communication,
Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science.
Through ﬁve undergraduate majors and minors, three masters degrees,
and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the school teaches over
10,000 students each year, of whom 2,500 are its own undergraduate,
masters, and doctoral students. Geographically adjacent and closely
connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and
supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, SC&I
embraces the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our
networks and programs, and is committed to social engagement. For
more about the school see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field is
expected as of June 2022 for a September start date.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong
likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of or
preparation for effective teaching. Applicants at the rank of
Associate Professor or above should provide evidence of leadership
in research, instruction, and service; a record of external funding
is a plus. Responsibilities of tenure-track and tenured faculty
members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, 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.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will
continue until the position is filled. Candidates are required
to submit a letter of application, CV, two sample publications and
the names of 3 references.
Applications must be submitted through the Rutgers job board at
Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair: Professor
Ross Todd (email@example.com), Department of Library and
Information Science, Rutgers University, 4 Huntington St., New