[Air-L] Faculty Position at UC Santa Barbara: Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society

Ronald E. Rice rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
Thu Aug 25 20:21:10 PDT 2016

UC Santa Barbara, one of America?s leading public research  
universities, seeks applicants for a faculty position and holder of  
the Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and  
Society. Applicants should have a distinguished record of empirical  
scholarship addressing societal, political, organizational, or  
cultural implications of the Internet and related information-based  
technologies. In particular we seek applications from scholars whose  
work shows intellectual leadership and engagement across disciplines.   
The Bertelsen chair holder will be expected to assume the directorship  
of the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS) for at  
least three years.  Established in 1999, CITS is a vibrant network of  
scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education about  
the complex development, use, and effects of information technologies.  
The Center fosters research across the social sciences, humanities,  
and engineering. The appointment will be in the Departments of  
Sociology, Political Science, or Communication as appropriate, with an  
affiliation possible in other departments across campus. We are  
flexible with respect to discipline and applicants are especially  
invited in sociology, political science, communication, media studies,  
computational social science, and information science. The appointment  
will be made at the associate or full professor level.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a  
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three  
references to the appropriate sections of the job search website:  
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00811. Questions should be  
directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Leonardi, at leonardi  
[at] tmp.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-5414. This position will remain open  
until filled. For primary consideration all application materials,  
including names and contact information for three references, must be  
received by October 25, 2016. The Department is especially interested  
in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of  
the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative  
Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive  
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,  
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability  
status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic  
protected by law.

More information about the Air-L mailing list