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SUNY Buffalo – Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies

Job Description – Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies (#1200866)

The University at Buffalo invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies. The Department of Library and Information Studies resides in the Graduate School of Education. The starting date of the position is August 1, 2013.

The Graduate School of Education seeks a Chair who can strategically develop and lead the LIS Department and its diverse stakeholders into the future through a shared vision that maximizes the Department’s strategic strengths, resources and opportunities. The Chair will also be responsible for supporting the development of pre-tenured and tenured faculty. Successful applicants will have credentials commensurate with those of an Associate or Full Professor.


  • Doctorate in library and information science or a related discipline
  • Prior leadership and administrative experience with budgets and personnel
  • Experience in obtaining and managing external funding
  • Research agenda in information management with an emphasis in at least one of the following areas:
    • Information technology (e.g., data mining/visualization, information architecture)
    • Management/administration (e.g., business administration, organizational leadership)
    • Competitive intelligence
    • User-centered design
    • Information policy, law & ethics

Experience in multidisciplinary collaboration are preferred

Please include a cover letter, CV, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.

Apply online (#1200866):

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