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Indiana University

School of Informatics and Computing Bloomington

Faculty Position in Information and Library Science


The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a position beginning in Fall 2015 in the Department of Information and Library Science (all subareas). This position is open at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor).  Applications from senior leaders are especially encouraged.

The Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), formerly the School of Library and Information Science, has a long, successful history, having graduated over 8,000 students since it opened its doors in 1946. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Bloomington Information and Library Science program eighth nationally. The School of Informatics and Computing is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating computing and information technologies. In addition to ILS, the School includes the Department of Computer Science and Informatics and has a total of over 85 faculty, 900 graduate students, and 1,100 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington campus.  Faculty research areas include bibliometrics; big data; computer-mediated communication; data science; digital libraries; information organization, retrieval, and visualization; science studies; semantic web, social informatics; text mining; web science; and more. Graduate degrees offered in the School include Master’s degrees in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction Design, Information Science, Library Science, and Security Informatics, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Informatics, and Information Science. The School is also known for its strong undergraduate programs.

Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with over 2,000 faculty and over 45,000 students. The beautiful campus hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. IU is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

Basic qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area (or for junior level, expected before August 2015) and an established record (senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence in research and teaching (junior level).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and names of three references (junior level), or six references (senior level) using the University’s online system below (preferred):


or to Faculty Search, SoIC, 919 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1st, 2014.

Informal and confidential inquiries may be sent to the ILS Chair, Pnina Fichman, ([log in to unmask]), or to any of the members of the search committee: Katy Börner ([log in to unmask]), Susan Herring ([log in to unmask]), Howard Rosenbaum ([log in to unmask]).

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Katy Borner
Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
Director, CI for Network Science Center, http://cns.iu.edu
Curator, Mapping Science exhibit, http://scimaps.org

ILS, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166 
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