[Air-L] Three posts at the Information School, University of Sheffield, UK

Andrew M Cox a.m.cox at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri May 8 00:32:25 PDT 2015

Three posts: Chair, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer

Information School, University of Sheffield, UK

The Information School at the University of Sheffield is recognised
nationally and internationally for its world-class research, excellence in
teaching, and the achievements of its graduates. It is the leader in its
field in the UK, consistently ranked number one in every national Research
Assessment Exercise and achieving top-ranking positions for research
environment and research impact in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
It is a member of the international iSchools organisation, a group of
leading cognate schools established to promote the role of the information
field in shaping the future of the global information society.

The School is currently investing in three strategic appointments in the
following areas:

• *Social Media *(we especially welcome applicants with expertise in: use
of social media by organisations, communities and individuals; use of
social media in strategic decisionmaking; research methods for capturing,
analysing and utilising social media data; digital security; information
policy and information governance);

• *Data/Information Management* (we especially welcome applicants with
expertise in: information architecture and knowledge organisation; data
visualisation/communication; user behaviours; enterprise information
management; and enterprise systems management; and the organisational and
decision making context of data science/information management);

• *Management and Strategy in Information Services* (we especially welcome
applicants with expertise in: strategic planning; change management;
knowledge management; supplier relationship management; customer
relationship management and service quality management; and the management
and use of information within organisational contexts).

You will have an outstanding track-record of research including an
international reputation, publications in highly ranked international
journals, substantial success in grant capture, proven skills in academic
leadership and management, including team building, and a commitment to
interdisciplinary and collaborative research. You will hold a PhD (or
equivalent) in a relevant field and will be able to recognise and build on
the current research strengths of the School and have the ability to
further enhance the next phase of the School’s research and impact profile
in your chosen area. You will be expected to fully contribute to research,
teaching and administration within the School.

*Lecturer, Senior Lecturer*
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant field, a well-established
or developing research profile, proven teaching ability, a strong
commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, and will make a key
contribution to advancing the School’s competitive position. We welcome
applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals with
research expertise that will complement and strengthen our existing
research profile, and who will be keen to play an active role in enhancing
the School’s national and international reputation for research and
teaching excellence and innovation.

Further details, including how to apply, are available at
Closing dates 1 June, 2015.

It is expected that interviews and other selection activities will be held
17, 18, 19 June 2015.
University of Sheffield, UK

Andrew Cox

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