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Assistant Professor - Information Science

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Information Science in the College of Media, Communication and Information seeks an outstanding tenure-track Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2024, with a special focus on applicants who conduct research in accessibility and design.

With a faculty community that has strengths in both computer science, design, and the social sciences, the Department takes a progressive approach to the discipline of Information Science, focusing on human-data interaction in all its diverse forms and contexts.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Information Science has a faculty with a diversity of backgrounds and interests that constitutes a shared dedication to progressive visions of Information Science. We offer degrees at the undergraduate, masters and PhD levels, and campus-wide minors in Information Science and Data Science. For more information about our programs, see

Established in 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

We expect the successful candidate to take a strong role in the organizational, pedagogical and intellectual life of the department. The candidate should be prepared to teach and mentor students at undergraduate and graduate levels with attention to historically underrepresented and minoritized students, and to offer courses in accessible computing and design, user-centered design, interaction design, and related areas of information science, utilizing inclusive and engaged pedagogies. We welcome varied approaches to design practice and research that intersect technological and social concerns.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $90,000-105,000, plus one-time research start-up expenses. 

Limited relocation assistance available based on department guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be engaged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A Ph.D. in Information Science, Computer Science, or a related discipline, or an M.F.A. in a related design discipline.

What You Will Need

  • Candidates must show evidence of or an ability to develop an independent research program, to conduct research, publish and/or exhibit their work. They will be expected to develop strong mentoring relationships with students, to teach in the areas of interaction design, design methods, and accessible computing and design, and participate in organizational and community building efforts within the department and college. 
  • A commitment to teaching. 
  • A desire to direct scholarly interests toward the discipline of information science; and a desire to contribute to our institutional environment.

Special Instructions

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by December 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. 

To apply, please submit the Applications must include: 
  1. Current CV. 
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three (3) references. We may request confidential letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement (uploaded in PDF format) addressing your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture. 
  5. A Teaching Statement (uploaded in PDF format) that addresses your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring. 
  6. A Research Statement (uploaded in PDF format) that addresses your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society. Optional: Link to portfolio showcasing prior design research artifacts. 
We may request additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

For questions, please contact: Robin Burke, Department Chair and Chair of the Search Committee at:

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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