Assistant Professor

University of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

ID: 7072329
Posted: November 19, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Department of Information Science in the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek an outstanding scholar with an established research agenda, potential to acquire external funding, and ability to effectively teach online in our master’s and PhD programs. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive and just community of faculty, students, staff and administrators where all feel welcomed, included, supported, empowered and have equal access to supports, services and opportunities that ensure learning and success. We welcome a new colleague who shares this commitment.

Responsibilities include:

• Maintaining an active and productive research agenda commensurate with Research 1 tenure-track faculty appointments
• Seeking external grant funding
• Teaching two courses per semester at the graduate level in the Information Science master’s and PhD programs
• Advising Information Science master’s and PhD students
• Participating in professional activities and serving on department, school, and university committees

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
A doctorate degree in Information Science or related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Established research agenda in at least one of the following areas, but not limited to: data curation; data science; user experience; user-centered design; or information management, visualization, and analytics
• Strong potential for acquiring external funding
• Published research or scholarship
• Online teaching experience or interest
• Experience or interest in multidisciplinary collaboration

Physical Demands
Type Full-Time
Campus North Campus
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Special Instructions Summary
As part of the application, you will need to include the below documents.
• A cover letter that includes: (1) relevant qualifications for the position, and (2) research and teaching interests
• A statement describing how you have worked to promote social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s) or as a graduate student and how you plan to continue to do so as a faculty member at UB.
• Curriculum Vitae
• A sample publication

Additional Information
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