University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Title

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor


Information School


Opening Date: 09/28/2022
Closing Date:  11/15/2022

Job Description

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Information School seeks highly qualified candidates for up to three tenure-track positions in information sciences. These faculty positions will be academic nine-month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2023. Applications at the Associate Professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.

At least one hire will be focused on the following area:

  • Human factors of cybersecurity and privacy, e.g.: security and privacy usability; security and privacy by design; security of artificial intelligence systems; human factors of data and information security; cybersecurity policy.
Applications are also invited in the following areas:
  • Natural language processing and information retrieval, e.g.: applied natural language processing; text analysis; text and multimedia retrieval; recommendation systems; conversational systems;
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence, e.g.: explainable machine learning and AI; algorithmic biases and fairness; human-AI interaction; ethical/social AI.
  • Computational social sciences, e.g.: analytics and modeling of political behavior; computational analysis of social networks; algorithms and social media analytics; social simulation of organizational behavior.

Job Duties

Faculty responsibilities include research and publication, teaching, student advising (both master's and PhD), and service. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate is expected to conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly venues, acquire external funding to support research and graduate students, and develop and teach bachelor's and master's level courses (both online and in person). The candidate will be committed to service within the department, university, and profession appropriate to faculty rank.


Demonstrated outstanding research record required;
Demonstrated excellence in teaching required.

Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service and success in securing external funding, especially from National Science Foundation (NSF). Appointment at the tenured level also requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Supplemental Information

The Information School is also advertising separately in ethics of computing, data, and information sciences. Applicants interested in that position should apply under PVL# 267662. The Information School is a partner in the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences at UWMadison. Candidates with interdisciplinary projects and/or a willingness to work across boundaries with academic partners in computer science, statistics, communications, bioinformatics and other units are encouraged.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

How to Apply

Your application must be received through Jobs at UW portal ( to be considered as a candidate (PVL 267664). To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process. You will be required to upload the following:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Current CV;
  3. Research statement, teaching philosophy statement, and statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service (please upload as 1 document);
  4. Writing sample;
  5. Evidence of teaching ability (this may include teaching evaluations, syllabi, or teaching references)

You will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. For those who would begin at the Assistant Professor level, we will request letters right away; for those who would begin with tenure, we will only request letters if you have been selected as a finalist.

For questions on the position, contact: Lori Ushman, iSchool Department Administrator, [email protected]

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2022, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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