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Open Rank Faculty Position - Library and Information Science

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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Job # 076145 Job Title Open Rank Faculty Position - Library and Information Science Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by the Dean Job Type Full-time Rank Open Rank Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (the iSchool, seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position to start in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will contribute to programs in Library and Information Science and will bring a scholarly emphasis in critical design.

This open-rank position is part of an ‘Invest Syracuse’ cluster hire in ‘Social Differences, Social Justice’. This initiative aims to position Syracuse University at the center of national and global discussions of social differences by publicly committing to the pursuit of just futures. Scholars whose work attends to racial, ethnic, Indigenous, LGBT and/or gender identities, as well as understandings of culture, ability and disability, are being sought across all of the different schools and colleges on campus. In line with this initiative, the iSchool seeks a scholar whose teaching and scholarship engages critical design methodology or critical analysis of design—broadly defined. We are eager to welcome a scholar whose work intersects with issues of equality and justice as it pertains to universal design, especially in the context of historically marginalized communities.

The candidate’s research, teaching and/or work experience will amplify the iSchool’s tradition of excellence in such topics as: digital data/digital curation/digital humanities; information/knowledge representation and organization; library leadership and management; special collections and archives. This hire will also play a vital role in the curricular and programmatic changes being developed for the M.S. in Library and Information Science as well as the M.S. in Information Systems degrees to deepen students’ focus on information justice, equity, and community engagement. This position will also provide future leadership in the Library and Information Sciences curriculum and programs.

Successful candidates will possess a completed Ph.D. and oversee a productive program of research in an information-related field. Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

New faculty will be expected to contribute to the development of students and courses and contribute leadership in our eight degree programs that focus on information science, information systems, information in society, information management and technology, library science, and applied data science. Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two campus courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. Ideal candidates should have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.

A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study is required for this position. Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities
Responsibilities will be appropriate for rank, with the typical allocation of two on campus courses per semester, research activities, advising, participation in School and University committees, and other duties as assigned by the dean.

# HEJ Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
Applications—including 1) a personal statement, including a cover letter outlining the applicant’s interests and qualifications and including which position is being applied for plus short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a diversity statement (see more information below); and 4) names and contact information of at least three references—should be submitted at

Diversity statements should address how the applicant:
recognizes inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students, faculty, and staff.
demonstrates efforts to reduce barriers for underrepresented minority students, faculty, and staff.
will contribute to Syracuse University’s mission to make the University welcoming to all.

All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.

Screening of applications began February 15, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Dr. Jian Qin, search chair,

About the iSchool at Syracuse University

Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. The iSchool has eight degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 39 doctoral students, 1148 master’s students and 501 undergraduate majors, led by 43 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #6 overall by US News and World Report, #4 for digital librarianship and #5 for information systems. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence ( CAE ) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

The iSchool operates as a “Faculty of One”: a highly collegial environment that encourages and enables collaboration among the school’s interdisciplinary faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. The faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities, civic participation, future of work, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas. iSchool faculty members have received more than $5M in external research support . They are often noted for their adoption of a socio-technical approach to teaching and research, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights.

About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/07/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
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