Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (School of Information) – Two Positions

Florida State University School of Information

Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (School of Information) – Two Positions
Job ID 46544
Location Tallahassee, FL


We are seeking two 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: cybersecurity; data curation and management; digital humanities; digital youth; health information technology; human-computer interaction; and information studies (e.g., information resources, outreach and instruction, user services), with the following highly valued emphases: data analytics; data mining; data visualization; emerging technologies (e.g., smart devices, 3D printing, robotics); games and simulations; interface development; text mining; mobile app development; and underserved and vulnerable populations.

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 applicants will be 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.

Faculty typically teach 2 courses for 2 semesters (fall and spring) each academic year. All faculty members are expected to advise students and to serve on School, College, and University committees.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent from an accredited institution in Information Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, or another relevant discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

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 and Information Technology; 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 are founding partners in FSU’s Innovation Hub (iHub), an innovation center and fab lab/makerspace for teaching and research with 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 at #10 among 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 11th overall, 7th in Youth Services, 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 founding 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 campus leader, and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.
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 of study, 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.
Contact Info

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, as well as statements of teaching, research, and diversity. Applications must include education details even if attaching a CV.

Open until filled. This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Search Committee
School of Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100
Attn: Jeannette Barnes-Mitchell
Tel: 850-644-5775
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