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Professorial role: Chair (x2)

Closing date: 20th May 2019
UoS job reference: UOS022380

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University?

We seek applications from inspirational leaders who can play a key role in advancing the School’s competitive position in research, teaching excellence, and innovation. You will have an outstanding track record of research including an international reputation, publications in highly ranked international journals, substantial success in grant capture, proven skills in academic leadership and management, including team building, and a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research. You will be able to recognise and build on the current research strengths of the School and have the ability to further enhance the next phase of the School’s research and impact profile in your chosen area. You will contribute to our postgraduate programmes, and undergraduate teaching, as appropriate. We particularly welcome applications from
female, gender minority and Black and Minority Ethnic individuals.

We are seeking highly-qualified individuals who can complement and enhance our research profile and can make a major contribution in the field. Research expertise in the following areas would be of particular, although not exclusive, interest: digital innovation and its impact on organisations and society; digital inequalities and the digital society; information behaviour in different organisational and societal contexts, e.g., business, education, healthcare; information, knowledge and innovation management; information systems; delivery of information and digital services; digital scholarship and ‘research on research’; computational social science. You should hold a PhD (or equivalent academic/professional achievement) in a relevant subject area.

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The Information School

The Information School is second in the World for Library and Information Management in the QS World Rankings (2019) and is recognised for its world-class research, excellence in teaching, and the achievements of its graduates. It is the leader in its field in the UK, achieving top-ranking positions for research environment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and ranked top in all previous national Research Assessment Exercises. It is a member of the international iSchools organisation, a group of leading cognate schools established to promote the role of the information field in shaping the future of the global information society.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions
complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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