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University of Michigan

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Dean, School of Information

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454364
Date Posted: 10/19/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Dean, School of Information
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Michigan seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Information (UMSI). UMSI offers advanced research and programs of study from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level to address the social and technical aspects of contemporary information use, creating and sharing knowledge so that people can use information — with technology — to build a better world. The School’s degree programs include a Bachelor of Science in Information; a Master of Science in Information; a Master of Health Informatics; and a Ph.D. in Information. UMSI has approximately 450 graduate students, and brought its first undergraduate students in 2014 for its ground-breaking bachelor of information degree (the first of its kind in the U.S.), which examines what makes information valuable, memorable, and accessible in our lives and communities.

The School of Information was chartered by the Board of Regents in 1996, but the school had its origin as the Department of Library Science in 1926. The School’s distinguished faculty are drawn from many disciplines, including computer science, economics, information systems, history, library and information science, and psychology. The school features areas of study including archives and record management, human-computer interaction, information analysis and retrieval, information economics for management, library and information science, preservation of information, and social computing.

The School is deeply committed to helping all sectors of society realize the potential benefits of the dramatic changes that are occurring in information resources and technology. Candidates should have the vision and experience to lead the community of faculty, students and staff in synthesizing the new, interdisciplinary lines of research and education that are so urgently required.

The School expects the Dean to provide intellectual leadership, to be strongly engaged in its research and teaching missions, to steward its finances, to oversee its administration, to take a key role in raising external funds, and to represent it effectively in relations with the university and with external communities, locally and around the world. The Dean will report to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will be tenurable at the full professor level in the School of Information. Candidates with distinguished scholarly accomplishments and records of success in academic administration are strongly encouraged. However, the path-breaking mission of the School implies that candidates from other backgrounds – such as information technology companies – may also be highly attractive.

Applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, please submit by November 15, 2015. The University of Michigan has engaged the services of Korn Ferry to assist the search committee. Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed electronically to:



1835 Market Street, Suite 2000

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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