Assistant Professor - School of Information - 9 Month (Tenure Track)
We are seeking faculty colleagues with a wide range of
interdisciplinary, sociotechnical research interests, as well as
the ability and desire to teach courses in one or more of the
following areas: cybersecurity; data curation and management;
digital humanities; digital youth; health information technology;
human-computer interaction; and information studies (e.g.,
information resources, outreach and instruction, user services),
with the following highly valued emphases: data analytics; data
mining; data visualization; emerging technologies (e.g., smart
devices, 3D printing, robotics); games and simulations; interface
development; text mining; mobile app development; and undeserved
and vulnerable populations.
Candidates should be able to articulate a research agenda that fits
within the broader research interests of the iSchool, and
demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a highly
interdisciplinary environment. Successful applicants will be
expected to teach at all levels, including courses in the School’s
Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral degree programs; experience with
teaching online as well as face-to-face is desired.
Faculty typically teach 2 courses for 2 semesters (fall and spring)
each academic year. All faculty members are expected to advise
students and to serve on School, College, and University
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. from an accredited
institution or the highest degree appropriate in Information
Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, or another
relevant discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in
teaching, academic research, and service.
The School of Information is one of three academic units within
the College of Communication and Information at Florida State
University. The FSU iSchool offers a Bachelor’s degree program with
majors in Information Technology (IT) and Information,
Communication, and Technology (ICT); Master’s degree programs in
Information and Information Technology; a post-Master’s Specialist
degree in Information; and a Ph.D. program in Information.
The iSchool faculty also operate the Social Media Lab, the iSensor
Lab, and are founding partners in FSU’s Innovation Hub (iHub), an
innovation center and fab lab/makerspace for teaching and research
with technologies including 3D printing and 3D
The School of Information began in 1926, was formally founded in
1947, and is nationally ranked among the top information science
graduate schools in the country. The iSchool’s Information
Technology Masters’ program is nationally ranked at #10 among
graduate IT programs, and the ALA-accredited Master’s in
Information is ranked among U.S. News & World
Report’s “Best Graduate Programs in Library and Information
Science” at 11th overall, 7th in Youth Services, and 1st in School
School of Information faculty have been awarded over $50 million
in federal, state, local, and foundation research grants, and
maintain a strong connection to the community through various
literacy and service initiatives. Cultural diversity is an
important goal supported by the School, College, and University.
More information about the School of Information is available
online at: http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/.
The College of Communication and Information is a founding
member of the iSchools organization, and has a student population
of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 500 graduate students
with 87 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure-track
faculty members. The College is a campus leader, and is nationally
recognized for its distance and online education programs.
These positions provide an opportunity to work at a world-class
research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers
a high quality of life. Florida State University is a leading
university and part of the State University System in Florida. It
has a student body of over 41,000, and has been designated a
research university with very high research activity by the
Carnegie Foundation. FSU offers more than 300 different programs of
study, with nationally recognized programs in the sciences,
medicine, law, and business.
FSU is located in Tallahassee, a metropolitan community of
approximately 375,000 which has been rated by Livability as one of
the 50 best places to live in the United States. There are numerous
opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Florida Panhandle, and
Tallahassee is situated among many rich historical and natural
resources, including easy access to some of the most beautiful
beaches in the country. Tallahassee has a high-quality public
school system, and provides many opportunities for art, culture,
and music enthusiasts.
How to Apply:
If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as
advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with
all applicable information. Applicants must include all work
history up to ten years, and all education details even if
attaching a resume.
Applicants should include a cover letter detailing their
research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, teaching and
research statement, diversity statement addressing how you would
contribute to the diversity at the Florida State University School
of Information, and contact information for a least three
Review of applications will begin early Spring 2020 and continue
until the positions are filled.
Preferred starting date is Fall 2020.
Inquiries should be directed to:
School of Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
Attn: Jeannette Barnes-Mitchell
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