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University at Buffalo

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair 

Contact Name: Dr. Jianqiang Wang  

Contact Title: Search Committee Co-Chair

School/Program: Library and Information Studies

Institution: University at Buffalo

Address: 534 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-1020

Phone: 716.645.1474  

Fax: 716.645.3775




Job description

The Graduate School of Education seeks a Chair who can strategically develop and lead the LIS Department and its diverse stakeholders into the future through a shared vision that maximizes the Department’s strategic strengths, resources and opportunities. The Chair will also be responsible for supporting the development of pre-tenured and tenured faculty. Successful applicants will have credentials commensurate with those of an Associate or Full Professor.

A successful candidate

- Doctorate in library and information science or a related discipline

- Prior leadership and administrative experience with budgets and personnel

- Experience in obtaining and managing external funding

- Research agenda in information management with an emphasis in at least one of the following areas:

- Information technology  (e.g., data mining/visualization, information architecture)

- Management/administration  (e.g., business administration, organizational leadership)

- Competitive intelligence

- User-centered design

- Information policy, law & ethics  

Preferred Qualifications Experience in multidisciplinary collaboration are preferred 

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and a member of the Association of American Universities. For the last five years, UB was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The department has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) since 1972 and enjoys strong stakeholder support from the community. We currently have 11 faculty, 4 staff positions and 350 students in face-to-face and online course delivery. As part of the MLS, we also offer a Library Media Specialist concentration; In addition, we offer an MLS/JD (Law) Dual Major, MLS/MA (music) Dual Major and an Advanced Studies Certificate.


Job reference code: 1200866

Salary range: Negotiable 

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