[SIGCIS-Members] job announcement: social informatics

Medina, Eden edenm at indiana.edu
Thu Oct 23 14:08:38 PDT 2008

Faculty Positions in Social Informatics

The Indiana University School of Informatics seeks to fill one junior and one senior position in Social Informatics starting in August 2009. We define Social Informatics as study of the ways in which social dynamics and contemporary information and communications technologies (ICTs) mutually shape each other. We wish to hire scholars who are excellent researchers and teachers and who will provide substantial leadership in furthering the work we have already begun in developing our new interdisciplinary field.

The School of Informatics at Indiana University is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with a faculty of more than 80 full-time members<http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/people/faculty.asp>, 182 doctoral students<http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/people/phd.asp>, 312 master’s students<http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/people/grads.asp>, and nearly 400 undergraduates majoring in either Informatics<http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/academics/undergrad.asp> or Computer Science<http://www.cs.indiana.edu/Academics/undergraduate/programs/> on the Bloomington campus. Indiana University is home to the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics<http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/>, a campus-wide center that supports social informatics research across multiple disciplines. IU offers a vibrant environment for innovative work in research and teaching.

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field and will build on or complement our current areas of interest, which include: collaborative and community knowledge practices (e.g., free/libre and open source software projects); comparative methodologies for social informatics; ICTs and development; gender and technology; history of ICTs; political dimensions of ICTs; privacy and security in pervasive technologies (especially health-related applications); scientific work practices; science, technology, and society (STS); technology and social change; and technology and culture. We encourage applicants that link to other areas of strength within the School of Informatics, including Complex Systems, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction and Design, Life Sciences, Music, and Security Informatics.

The School of Informatics offers excellent work conditions including low teaching loads, attractive salaries, and world-class computing<http://www.iub.edu/compute/>, networking, and library facilities<http://www.libraries.iub.edu/>. Located on the wooded, rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with moderate cost of living. It is renowned for its top-ranked music school<http://music.indiana.edu/>, performing and fine arts<http://iub.edu/arts/>, historic campus<http://www.iub.edu/tour/>, food tourism<http://www.visitbloomington.com/listings/index.cfm?catID=5&notify=1&ContentID=44>, cycling traditions<http://www.iusf.indiana.edu/Events_Programs/Little_500.html>, active lifestyle<http://bloomington.in.gov/parks/>, and natural beauty<http://www.visitbloomington.com/listings/index.cfm?catID=4&notify=1&ContentID=42>.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and the names of three references (six for associate and full professors) using the online application form<http://www.informatics.indiana.edu/hiring/apply.asp>. Supporting materials can also be sent to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
School of Informatics
919 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
E-mail: hiring at informatics.indiana.edu<mailto:hiring at informatics.indiana.edu>

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

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