University at Buffalo, SUNY 

Job Title

Assistant Professor


Department of Information Science


Opening Date: 11/27/2020
Closing Date:  11/26/2021

Job Description

The Department of Information Science in the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

We seek an outstanding scholar with an established research agenda, potential to acquire external funding, and ability to effectively teach online in our master’s and PhD programs. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive and just community of faculty, students, staff and administrators where all feel welcomed, included, supported, empowered and have equal access to supports, services and opportunities that ensure learning and success. We welcome a new colleague who shares this commitment.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining an active and productive research agenda commensurate with Research 1 tenure-track faculty appointments
  • Seeking external grant funding
  • Teaching two courses per semester at the graduate level in the Information Science master’s and PhD programs
  • Advising Information Science master’s and PhD students
  • Participating in professional activities and serving on department, school, and university committees.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A doctorate degree in Information Science or related field at the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Established research agenda in at least one of the following areas, but not limited to: data curation; data science; user experience; user-centered design; or information management, visualization, and analytics
  • Strong potential for acquiring external funding
  • Published research or scholarship
  • Online teaching experience or interest
  • Experience or interest in multidisciplinary collaboration

Supplementation Information

The Department of Information Science offers an ALA-accredited MS in Information and Library Science, an MS in School Librarianship, and an Advanced Studies Certificate. Its fully online Ph.D. in Information Science program started in Spring 2020. These programs enjoy strong stakeholder support from the community and robust enrollment. In addition, we have collaborative agreements with the School of Law to offer a JD/MS in Information and Library Science and with the Department of Music to offer an MA (Music) and MS in Information and Library Science.

The Department is ranked 21st in the world in the 2020 QS World Rankings for 2 Library and Information Management, and is ranked 22nd in the 2017 US News & World Report Rankings for Library and Information Studies programs.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to Apply

As part of the application, you will need to include the below documents. Applications should me made online at, posting number F2000106:

  • A cover letter that includes: (1) relevant qualifications for the position, and (2) research and teaching interests
  • A statement describing how you have worked to promote social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s) or as a graduate student and how you plan to continue to do so as a faculty member at UB.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A sample publication

 Contact: Jianqiang Wang, Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor. Email: [email protected]. Phone: 716-645-1478