Assistant or Associate Professor
School of Information
Florida State University

Full-Time
Regular

Responsibilities
We are seeking faculty colleagues with a wide range of interdisciplinary, sociotechnical research interests, as well as the ability and desire to teach information technology courses such as network administration, data analytics, mobile application development, and interactive games and simulations. 

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. All faculty members are expected to advise students and to serve on School, College, and University committees.

Faculty at the rank of Associate Professor are expected to provide leadership in faculty governance through service as a committee chair, program chair or  associate director. Leadership in national and international associations is encouraged. Associate Professor applicants must meet University criteria for appointment at the rank of associate professor.

Qualifications
The School of Information at Florida State University is seeking to fill one (1) nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions in Information Technology, one at the Associate Professor level and one at the Assistant Professor level. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in library and information science, information technology, computer science, or another relevant discipline, along with a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research,
teaching, and service.

Other Information
The School of Information is one of three academic units within the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. The School offers a Bachelor’s degree program with majors in Information Technology (IT) and Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT); Master’s and Specialist degree programs in Information Technology and Library and Information and Studies; and a Ph.D. program in Information Studies. 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, with a U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science’ ranking of 13th overall, 5th in Youth Services, 3rd in Digital Libraries, and 1st in School Library Media.

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 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. CCI recently completed a new strategic plan and is
financially well-positioned to invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan. CCI’s research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus, and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

Contact Info
Inquiries should be sent to:

Marcia Mardis, Search Committee Chair
c/o Mr. Chauncey Richburg
School of Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
chauncey.richburg@cci.fsu.edu
850-644-5775

University Information
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, and has 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 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. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume. Applicants should also include a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Preferred starting date is Fall 2016.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf