[Air-L] job posting

qCentral/Mary L. Gray qcentral at indiana.edu
Thu Oct 23 16:37:37 PDT 2008

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Faculty Positions in Social Informatics at Indiana University

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  
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  

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:// 
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  

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
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  

Mary L. Gray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Culture
Affiliate Faculty
Gender Studies Department and American Studies Program
Indiana University
800 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
ph. 812/855.4379
fx.  812/855.6014
email: mLg at indiana.edu

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