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PROFESSOR, INFORMATION SCHOOL

Apply now Job no: 100653-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/THE INFORMATION SCHOOL
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Information School seeks highly qualified candidates for three tenure-track positions in information sciences, but special priority will be given to the areas listed below. These faculty positions will be academic nine-month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2020. Applications at the Associate Professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.

Target areas include:
- Human and social factors of data science, machine learning, AI.
- Interactive information retrieval including text retrieval and data mining of text or multimedia
- Digital archives including electronic records, digital preservation and records in cloud based systems
- Scientometrics including webometrics and bibliometrics

The Information School is a partner in the new School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences at UW-Madison. Candidates with interdisciplinary projects and/or a willingness to work across boundaries with academic partners in computer science, statistics, communications, bioinformatics and other units are encouraged.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

Principal Duties:

Faculty responsibilities include research and publication, teaching courses, student advising (both master's and PhD), and service. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The ideal candidate will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly venues, acquire external funding to support research and graduate students, and demonstrate the ability to design and teach bachelor's and master's level courses (both online and in person). The candidate will be committed to service within the department, university, and profession appropriate to faculty rank.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in information science or a related, position-relevant field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Demonstrated outstanding research record
Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Information School and the UW-Madison College of Letters and Sciences committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: https://diversity.wisc.edu/

Department(s):

A485100-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/THE INFORMATION SCHOOL

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through Jobs at UW portal (https://jobs.wisc.edu) to be considered as a candidate (PVL 100653). To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process. You will be required to upload the following:
1) Cover letter;
2) Current CV;
3) Research statement and teaching philosophy/statement (please upload as 1 document);
4) Writing sample;
5) Statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service (1 page).

You will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. For those who would begin at the Assistant Professor level, we will request letters right away; for those who would begin with tenure, we will only request letters if you have been selected as a finalist.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Contact:

Lori Ushman
ushman@wisc.edu
608-263-2908
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100653-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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