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Open Rank Faculty in Information and Library Science (Social Informatics, Knowledge Infrastructure)

Indiana University Bloomington / Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

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The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington, Indiana invites applications for two open rank tenure track / tenured professor positions to begin August 1, 2024 in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS). Faculty research areas in ILS include social informatics, digital humanities, documentation, digital libraries, data curation, information retrieval, music informatics, text mining, computer-mediated communication, and more. We are particularly interested in hiring in the following two areas:              


Social informatics - including social impacts of computing, social analysis of computing, studies of computer-mediated communication, information policy, computers and society, organizational informatics, and social media analysis. 


Knowledge infrastructure - including information architecture, open access, open science, information retrieval, and media preservation and archives.


U.S. News & World Report ranked the Bloomington Information and Library Science program ninth nationally in its most recent rankings. The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with over 140 faculty and 2800 students.


We seek candidates prepared to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, especially those with experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Duties will include research, teaching, and service.


Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Information Science, or a related field expected before August 2024. For junior-level appointments, applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in research and teaching. For senior-level appointments, applicants should have an established record of excellence in research and teaching.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Indiana University provides a comprehensive benefits program for full-time appointed employees. For detailed benefit options please visit:


Applications received by December 1, 2023 will be assured full consideration; however, the search will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Candidates should review the application requirements; learn about IU, the Luddy School, and benefits, and apply online at:


Questions may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Susan Herring, at


Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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