Information Studies - Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty (Four Positions)

Information Studies - Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty (Four Positions)


Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (The iSchool, seeks scholars and leaders to fill four open-rank tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Successful candidates will have a productive program of research in an information-related field and be able to contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information management and technology, data science and data analytics, library and information science (including school media) and information science and technology.


The successful candidates will join our “Faculty of One”: a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration amongst our school’s faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants whose topic areas and skills adopt this philosophy, and who can speak to overlapping areas within the school.


We are particularly seeking applications from researchers whose interests are located in one or more of the following scholarly areas:

  • technical, behavioral and/or social approaches to address privacy and security for trustworthy cyberspace
  • computational social science
  • digital humanities
  • big data approaches to exploring important organizational, scientific, social, economic, cultural or political questions
  • information and knowledge management with big data
  • community-focused librarianship in K-12, academic, special or public libraries
  • information literacy, especially ways to increase users’ resilience to misinformation or to privacy and security attacks
  • library services, such as youth or reference services
  • information organization and retrieval
  • human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience and/or user behavior
  • design and evaluation of interactive, social, ubiquitous and/or other emerging computing systems
  • designing for marginalized populations
    ethical and policy implications of digital technologies and design


We will begin screening applicants in October 2018 and continue accepting applications until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Dr. Kevin Crowston, search chair. For more information and to apply, please go to job posting # 074043.


Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.