Assistant Professor – School of Information

Job Title: Assistant Professor- School of Information 9 Month
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department School of Information


We are seeking faculty colleagues with a wide range of interdisciplinary, sociotechnical research interests, as well as the ability and desire to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: data analytics, interactive games and simulations, mobile application development, data visualization, human-computer interaction, network administration, or emerging technologies such as 3D printing.

Candidates should be able to articulate a research agenda that fits within the broader research interests of the iSchool, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a highly interdisciplinary environment.Successful applicantswillbe expected to teach at all levels, including courses in the school’s bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs; experience with teaching online as well as face-to-face is desired. All faculty members are expected to advise students and to serve on School, College, and University committees.


The School of Information at Florida State University is seeking to fill one (1) ninemonth, tenure-track faculty position in Information Technology, at the Assistant Professor level. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in information science, information technology, computer science, or another relevant discipline.

Other Information

The School of Information is one of three academic units within the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. The FSU iSchool offers a Bachelor’s degree program with majors in Information Technology (IT) and Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT); Master’s degree programs in Information Technology and Information; a post-Master’s Specialist degree in Information; and a Ph.D. program in Information. The iSchool faculty also operate the Social Media Lab, the iSensor Lab, and the FSU Collaboratory, an innovation center and information technology makerspace for teaching and research with emerging technologies including 3D printing and 3D visualization.

The School of Information began in 1926, was formally founded in 1947, and is nationally ranked among the top information science graduate schools in the country. The iSchool’s Information Technology Masters’ program is nationally ranked among the top 25 graduate IT programs, and the ALA-accredited Master’s in Information is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science” at 13th overall, 5th in Youth Services, 3rd in Digital Libraries, and 1st in School Library Media. School of Information faculty have been awarded over $50 million in federal, state, local, and foundation research grants, and maintain a strong connection to the community through various literacy and service initiatives. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the School, College, and University. More information about the School of Information is available online at:

The College of Communication and Information is a member of the iSchools organization, and has a student population of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 500 graduate students with 87 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure- track faculty members. The College is a leader on the campus, and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:
Search Committee
School of Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100

Attn:Jeannette Mitchell

University Information

These positions provide an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. Florida State University is a leading university and part of the State University System in Florida. It has a student body of over 41,000, and has been designated a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. FSU offers more than 300 different programs ofstudy, with nationally recognized programs in the sciences, medicine, law, and business.

FSU is located in Tallahassee, a metropolitan community of approximately 375,000 which has been rated by Livability as one of the 50 best places to live in the United States. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Florida Panhandle, and Tallahassee is situated among many rich historical and natural resources, including easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Tallahassee has a high quality public school system, and provides many opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume.

Applicants should also include a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Preferred starting date is Fall 2017.

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