[Infovis] Multiple Tenure-Track Positions at the University of Colorado Boulder

Danielle N Szafir Danielle.Szafir at Colorado.EDU
Mon Sep 28 18:03:37 CEST 2015

The newly established Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) seeks outstanding candidates for multiple tenure-track positions at all ranks. Successful candidates will help shape the future of Information Science-as a Department and as a discipline-and support the growth trajectory of the new College. The Department takes a progressive approach to the discipline of Information Science, focusing on human-data interaction in all its diverse forms and contexts.

The College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) is the first new college at CU in 53 years. CMCI is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology, and is a distinctive, collaborative, interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial enterprise where students engage with world-class faculty to learn, create and analyze media content in its many forms. CMCI is establishing a new standard for teaching and scholarship in communication, media and information.

The roster of the Department's founding faculty reveals a diversity of backgrounds and interests that constitutes a shared commitment to progressive visions of Information Science. Our current faculty have training in multiple disciplines that include Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Data Science, Education, Human-Computer Interaction, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Media Studies, and Psychology. Furthermore, the Department sits in a College that includes faculty with whom we have close relationships in Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; Communication; Critical Media Practices; Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance; Journalism; and Media Studies. In addition, the Department's research and educational missions are enhanced by multiple cross-disciplinary relationships across the university at large. Finally, the Department of Information Science collaborates extensively with the Department of Computer Science and is a member of the campus-wide Human-Centered Computing community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Information Science, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Candidates must show evidence of or an ability to develop an independent research program; a commitment to teaching and creating a diverse educational environment; and a desire to contribute to a rapidly expanding institutional environment.

Applications will be evaluated beginning November 2, 2015. The search will continue until positions are filled. Applications must include a letter of interest specifying an area of specialization and how that relates to the broader mission of information science; curriculum vitae; statements of research and teaching; and contact information for at least three references.

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. The city of Boulder is a high-tech hub, with the highest concentration of tech startups in the US at 2.5 times the density of Silicon Valley, according to the Kauffman Foundation. Boulder is also home to 4 national labs-NCAR, NIST, NOAA, and NREL-which support additional opportunities for scientific and technical collaboration. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains yet only 27 miles from Denver, Boulder is frequently named one of the most desirable places in the US to live.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada at colorado.edu. Applications must be submitted online athttp://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/107999<http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobsatcu.com%3A80%2Fpostings%2F107999&h=RAQFL1n6bAQE7aRZKtQl1_s7aceDmlpFeRosAnT9ZzmvPkA&enc=AZNz2vu3-w6pzs-XnHSl9GXi1XV8vcUs8gWJTyJQ-xKKYkfNiUSFSXaFVQ_RiY9BOcaeakGfdAEmH5yjQnUZAa5luPS7KcST8COHzsdkAbwmZMvGWohA22d-g46WbkAHjJmGZkYJ8oLMbA31XZV095enetOJjrIZ9fdt8zKE91EbpBST-rNHftJ4TzPTNjcwg0y82FOHON3owUQ-7uUf2HFP&s=1>, position number F02925.

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