[Air-L] Fwd: Pittsburgh Announces Boyce Chair Search
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Sun Jun 26 13:49:23 PDT 2011
> University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences
> THE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THE SEARCH FOR "THE
> DOREEN E. BOYCE CHAIR IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE"
> The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences is seeking
> applications for the endowed Doreen E. Boyce Chair. Named in honor of Dr.
> Doreen E. Boyce, who served many years as President of the Buhl Foundation,
> and in recognition of Dr. Boyce's leadership in supporting the use of
> technology to contribute to the quality of life, the Boyce Professor will be a
> prominent scholar interested in the broad roles of the library and of information
> in modern society.
> The School of Information Sciences’ faculty of Library and Information Science
> is committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching in library and
> information science and archival studies. The School is seeking a senior
> scholar who has examined the interaction among information, technology, and
> human behavior from a broad social perspective. The Boyce Professor is
> expected to lead in the shaping of a research agenda and a revised curriculum
> on the changing role of libraries in the networked environment, and in crafting
> a new definition for 21st Century libraries and librarians in response to the
> continually changing needs of our networked global society. Within the broad
> context of building a sense of cultural and civic community, areas of interest
> include, but are not limited to, public policy, the dynamics of information in
> contemporary society, communication in a networked society, and the
> economics of information.
> It is expected that the Boyce Professor will be appointed with the rank of
> Professor. Candidates applying for the position are expected to hold an
> earned doctorate or the equivalent in academic or professional experience and
> to demonstrate:
> • visionary leadership to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the
> • an exemplary record of scholarship and publication and a
> commitment to reach a wider public through colloquia and publishing;
> • experience in interdisciplinary and collaborative research;
> • a record of substantial achievement in research design and funding.
> The candidate will be expected to teach and to direct doctoral research and
> to take a leadership role in building a strong research and publications program
> within the School.
> As a leading educator of information professionals, the School of Information
> Sciences is prepared to support a scholar with such interests and qualities.
> The Boyce Professor has the opportunity to work with established research
> centers and to lead educational ventures such as the Sara Fine Institute for
> Interpersonal Behavior and Technology. The School is home to leading
> scholars and educators in archives and records management, library science,
> information science and telecommunications, providing the Boyce Professor
> with a strong cadre of colleagues for collaborative research and teaching.
> Mailed applications should be sent to: Electronic
> applications to:
> Dean Ronald Larsen boycechair at sis.pitt.edu
> School of Information Sciences
> University of Pittsburgh
> 135 N. Bellefield Avenue
> Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
> The position will remain open until filled, although candidates are encouraged
> to submit their applications by September 30, 2011; earlier applications are
> strongly encouraged, with the expectation of appointing an individual to the
> Chair for fall 2012. Individuals applying should provide a statement describing
> their research and teaching interests, and a statement of how they envision
> these complementing the School and the University, curriculum vitae, and the
> names and addresses of at least twelve references.
> The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
> employer and strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
> Revised 06/07/2011
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