[Air-L] Fwd: Pittsburgh Announces Boyce Chair Search

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Sun Jun 26 13:49:23 PDT 2011

> University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences
> 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 
> profession;
> •	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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