Job: Data Curation Position at UW iSchool

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Position Announcement – AA3523
Position Overview
Organization: The Information School
Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Search #: AA3523
Position Details
The University of Washington Information School is building an innovative program in data sciences and data curation. We seek a creative, forward-thinking individual to catalyze this growth. The individual we hire will have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching and be excited by and able to thrive in a diverse,  intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment.
Scholars from all areas of library and information science, information management, and related fields are welcomed. Specializations of particular interest include any of the following with an emphasis on curation and management of data in the context of institutional settings such as cultural heritage organizations, libraries and business:

  • Data/digital curation
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data/digital archives
  • Data management and intellectual property issues related to large data stores and data warehouses
  • Digital preservation systems and technologies
  • Multicultural perspectives on data curation and management
  • Long term data access
  • Data lifecycle
  • Data sciences

Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school. Faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to bridging research and practice through technological implementation and innovation. This is a full-time 9 month appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree by date of appointment.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by September 1, 2013. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent including a statement of research and teaching as well as a diversity statement (see below), names and contact information for three referees, and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF. These should be sent via email, with “Data Curation” in the subject line, to:
Dr. Joseph Tennis (
Chair, Data Curation Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
Diversity Statement
The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community.  Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.
For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: