New Position in Information Architecture and Usability at Kent State University

27 Jun 2006 - 12:46am
746 reads
Thomas J. Froehlich
2006

Kent State University
Assistant Professor Position
Information Architecture and Knowledge Management

In recognition of the significant growth and development of the
Master's Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
(IAKM) (http://iakm.kent.edu), Kent State University has allocated a
new tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant
Professor. The position is available Fall 2006 or January 2007.

The Master's Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge
Management is a unique, innovative, interdisciplinary program
inaugurated in Fall 2001. It has three concentrations: Information
Architecture, Information Use and Knowledge Management. It features a
progressive curriculum that has been extensively revised for the Fall
2006 (see http://iakm.kent.edu/downloads/curriculumoverview.pdf). The
program is a collaborative effort of the Department of Computer
Science, the Graduate School of Management, the School of
Communication Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, the School of Visual Communication Design, and the
School of Library and Information Science. The School of Library and
Information Science administers the IAKM program.

Facilities include a state-of-the-art usability lab
(http://usability.slis.kent.edu/), fully-digital classrooms with the
most current hardware and software, state-of-the-art distance
education tools, whether through interactive television or web-based
synchronous or asynchronous learning objects, and instructional
designer support.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at least three of the
required courses in the concentrations of Information Architecture or
Information Use. These courses include Information Architecture,
Research Methods for Information Architecture, Information and Visual
Design, Usability I, Usability II, and User and Task
Analysis. Preference will be given to those with educational
training and teaching, work (or consulting) and research experience
in these or related areas.

Teaching competencies, teaching experience, work experience or
research experience or interest are also sought in several of the
following areas:

Information Architecture

Usability Testing or Engineering

User Prototyping: Personas, etc.

Information Seeking Behavior and the Web

Human Information Processing

Interaction Design

Project Management for Information Architecture or for
Usability Testing

Document Engineering/Management

Content Management Systems

Qualifications include a Masters degree in Information Science,
Computer Science or a related field and a completed doctorate or
substantial progress toward completion of a doctorate in Information
Science, Computer Science or a related field. Experience and/or
interest in synchronous or asynchronous digital distance learning is
desirable. Nine-month appointment; summer teaching and workshops may
be available. Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. The
position is available for the Fall 2006 (though dependent on the
needs of the successful candidate, Spring 2007). Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.

To better work with the growing demands of the information economy,
Kent State University launched a unique, new college, the College of
Communication and Information in July, 2002. It is composed of the
School of Communication Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication, the School of Library and Information Science
(including IAKM), and the School of Visual Communication Design. Ohio
is a recognized leader in information networks and has undertaken
major funding commitments to use information technologies to promote
economic development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, copies of
transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (official
transcripts will be required in the event of employment), and names
of at least three references to:

Prof. Thomas J. Froehlich, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
email: tfroehli at kent.edu
Phone: (330) 672-2782
Fax: (330) 672-7965
http://iakm.kent.edu

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action
and diversity in education and employment. Applications from
minority group members and women are encouraged.

Syndicate content Get the feed