The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for up to two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start in Fall 2024.
Candidates will be expected to conduct innovative and impactful research and to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in Social Informatics, one of the six concentrations in our new undergraduate informatics degree program which has synergies with other concentrations, such as Social Justice Informatics, User Experience Design, and Health Informatics. We are particularly interested in outstanding scholars who have expertise that spans more than one concentration or focuses on the intersections of these concentrations with a specific focus on social behavior, organizations, and/or society. Successful candidates will address the human and/or societal implications of information and technology. Candidates focused on human-centered design and use of information technology for human benefit, social good, and/or social justice in local and global contexts will fit well within the culture of our school and are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will be expected to expand on one or more established and emerging areas related to Social Informatics within the school, including but not limited to and in no particular order:
Social, societal, and ethical dimensions of information and information technology, including emerging technologies (e.g., ethical and responsible computing)
Social computing, particularly the impacts of computing on organizations and society
The use of computing to study society (e.g., computational social science)
Legal and policy dimensions of information and information technology, including information security and privacy as well as data governance
Technology and society, including their mutual shaping (e.g., science and technology studies)
Socio-technical consideration of the roles of documents, data, information, and knowledge in society (e.g., document studies; big data and society; knowledge management; socio-technical systems)
The future of work, including developing the future workforce, crowdsourcing, gig work, and technology-enabled workplaces
A range of methodological, disciplinary, and theoretical approaches are relevant to study of complex Social Informatics phenomena. We thus invite applications from scholars from diverse disciplines including but not limited to information studies, psychology, communication, anthropology, political science, sociology, and computer science. Our intent is to recruit scholars with compelling human-centric research agendas that fit with the mission of the iSchool regardless of disciplinary background. Applicants, especially those unfamiliar with Information Schools, are welcome to contact us via the email below prior to submitting their application to discuss how their research agenda connects to our school, as well as examining resources provided at www.ischools.org. For more information, please feel free to reach out to Search Committee Chair Prof. Ken Fleischmann at .
Successful candidates will address the human and/or societal implications of information and technology. Candidates focused on human-centered design and use of information technology for human benefit, social good, and/or social justice in local and global contexts, including critical theory and perspectives, will fit well within the culture of our school and are particularly encouraged to apply.
Tenure-track faculty at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin normally have a 2/1 teaching load. Salaries are competitive.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in a field that is relevant to their area of research and teaching or be able to convincingly demonstrate that they will complete the degree before starting (e.g., by documenting a scheduled viva/defense).
We seek candidates with excellent research, teaching, service and leadership abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the UT Austin iSchool and the field of information science/studies more broadly. Candidates who currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to broadening their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications should make a compelling case for the intellectual contribution and merit of their research agenda. Candidates are encouraged to identify the research communities in which they are developing membership and to which their research trajectory will contribute. In addition to scholarly publications, the school values research contributions via artifacts (e.g., datasets, software, exhibits, standards); candidates with these contributions are encouraged to highlight the artifacts created and the intellectual contributions made by this work. Similarly, the school values direct impact via translational research; candidates with these contributions are encouraged to highlight the communities with which they work and the potential broader impacts of the work.
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