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Assistant Professor 10, Information Science
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 19, 2022
Title Assistant Professor 10, Information Science
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Information Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

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 to start in Fall 2023. The department has a long history of research excellence and innovative teaching. We value collaboration and collegiality in all our endeavors and are committed to advancing the knowledge and application of the field towards information justice and equity, social responsibility and responsiveness, and critical librarianship and information science. We strive to create a learning environment where our students can examine questions of equity, diversity and inclusion in response to current and critical issues facing the field through our programs: an ALA-accredited MS in Information and Library Science, an MS in School Librarianship, an Advanced Studies Certificate, and a Ph.D. in Information Science.

Our department is particularly interested in expanding its expertise in emerging and critical scholarship that directly addresses information science and its intersection with social issues and the public good. More specifically, we seek an outstanding scholar whose research and teaching focus on the ways information science connects with issues of race, gender, poverty, culture, society, and technology.

We are looking for a colleague who will contribute to the department in at least one of the following areas:
Multicultural information ethics and policy (e.g., digital divide; information access, moderating hate speech)
Equity and health informatics (e.g., disparities in health care for minoritized populations)
Inclusive data science and/or data management (e.g., algorithmic bias; Indigenous knowledge organization)

Responsibilities include:
Maintain an active and productive research agenda commensurate with Research 1 tenure-track faculty appointments
Seek external grant funding
Teach two courses per semester at the graduate level in the Information Science master’s and Ph.D. programs
Advise Information Science master’s and Ph.D. students
Participate in professional activities and serving on department, school, and university committees

The Department of Information Science’s programs enjoy strong stakeholder support from the community and robust enrollment. In addition, we have collaborative agreements with the School of Law to offer a JD / MS in Information and Library Science, with the Department of Music to offer an MA (Music) / MS in Information and Library Science, and with the Department of English to offer two combined degree programs: BA in English / MS in Information and Library Science and BA in English / MS in School Librarianship.

The University at Buffalo is the most comprehensive university and one of two flagship institutions in the SUNY system. It is a member of the Association of American Universities. Recently, US News and World Report ranked UB among the top 50 of the best public national universities. UB has also been named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Department of Information Science is ranked 32nd in the world in the 2022 QS World Rankings for Library and Information Management, and is ranked 23rd in the 2021 US News & World Report Rankings for Library and Information Studies programs.

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 The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

The city of Buffalo is consistently voted a top arts and culture destination. To learn more about the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area, visit

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.
Research agenda that directly connects information science or librarianship to issues of race, gender, poverty, culture, society, and technology.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong potential for acquiring external funding
Published research or scholarship
Online teaching experience or interest
Experience or interest in multidisciplinary collaboration
Experience working effectively with racially minoritized graduate students

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