Bibliometrics position at Drexel University

Katherine McCain mccainkw at DREXEL.EDU
Wed Oct 17 15:13:49 EDT 2012

The iSchool at Drexel
College of Information Science and Technology
Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The iSchool at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track position in bibliometrics/ informetrics/scientometrics at the assistant professor level. Applications from senior personnel with a track record of conducting funded research are also encouraged. 

We welcome applications from candidates who are eager to join a well-established research program that we have maintained for more than 30 years the successful candidate will become part of a program that involves faculty with interests in both traditional (publication-based) bibliometrics and contemporary webmetrics and altmetrics.  Faculty in the program mine, visualize, and analyze large data sets using a wide range of tools-including bibliometrics toolkits and software for social network analysis, information visualization, data mining, trend analysis, and other emerging areas.  

The successful candidate will have:
*	A completed doctorate in a related field at the time of employment
*	Evidence of excellence in teaching and research
*	Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty 

The iSchool's view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical.   We currently offer three BS degrees, four Masters degrees, and the PhD.  Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from a variety of sources or while performing other activities in the College related to research or teaching.  The ALA-accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for several of its specializations. Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of areas related to information science and technology in contemporary settings.  All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative approaches that encourages broad collaboration and interdisciplinary activity.  

Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891.  With over 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative-education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies.  Located in Philadelphia's University City, the campus is at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation's fifth largest metropolitan region.  

To apply for this position, please click here -, or visit and search for position number 5007.

Members of the Search Committee will be available at the ASIST and ALISE annual meetings, iConference, and other venues to discuss open faculty positions.  
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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