UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Seeking Assistant Professor in Information Technology

UWM SOISThe School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Information Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in information technology from a variety of possible perspectives, including technical, user-centered, social, historical, or humanistic approaches. Preferred emphases include, but are not limited to: data science, data management, information security, information visualization, user interface & human–computer interaction (HCI), web and mobile development, or science & technology studies/digital humanities.

The full, official position description, requirements, and application instructions are available here, and pasted below.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

School of Information Studies

Information Technology Faculty Position

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Information Technology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, and teach courses in the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Science and Technology.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in information technology from a variety of possible perspectives, including technical, user-centered, social, historical, or humanistic approaches. Preferred emphases include, but are not limited to: data science, data management, information security, information visualization, user interface & human–computer interaction (HCI), web and mobile development, or science & technology studies/digital humanities.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Studies or related discipline by the beginning of the contract term.
  • Evidence of ability – or potential – for teaching in the School’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Information Science and Technology.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Ability to teach an advanced elective undergraduate or graduate courses in her/his areas of expertise, with preference for: data science, data management, information security, information visualization, user interface & HCI, web and mobile development, or STS/digital humanities

The nationally ranked School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including History and Anthropology; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Digital Libraries, Public Library Leadership, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. A new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree is currently under development in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art informational technology laboratories.

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Information Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School’s research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University’s mission with the School’s information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

Situated in the cultural, commercial, and educational hub of the state, in a pleasant residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan, UWM is a research university committed to academic excellence. It is one of the two doctoral degree-granting institutions in the multi-campus University of Wisconsin system, and has a student enrollment of over 29,000.

The School offers a competitive salary for an academic year (9 month) appointment, plus additional compensation for possible summer teaching, and generous fringe benefits. SOIS also provides extensive research support in the form of travel funding, research assistance, and internal research grant programs.

First priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2015. The starting date is August 24, 2015, or negotiable.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through the UWM Employment website (https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/21017), and electronically submit the following: a cover letter of interest that describes the candidate’s fit for the position, research agenda, and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three references that can speak to the candidates research and/or teaching excellence. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for one of the references to send a confidential letter of recommendation to Dr. Michael Zimmer, Chair of the IT Faculty Search and Screen Committee, at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Zimmer, Chair of the IT Faculty Search and Screen Committee, at zimmerm@uwm.edu.

For questions regarding submission of your materials, please contact Laura Meyer at Lauram@uwm.edu or (414)229-5409.

For more information about the School of Information Studies, please visit http://ischool.uwm.edu.

UWM is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer. For the UWM Crime Statistics Annual Report and the Campus Security Policy, see http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/, or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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