Saturday, October 30, 2010

Associate Dean for Contract Research

The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, invites applications for an Associate Dean for Contract Research. This position will be awarded at the full -professor level with tenure.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A completed doctorate in a related field
  • Sustained record of research success, specifically funded research from government and industrial agencies
  • Outstanding publication record
  • Research leadership skills
  • Demonstrated managerial and marketing experience
  • Interest in working with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary faculty

The iSchool’s view of information is broad, multidisciplinary, and practical.  The college continues to evolve as an innovative leader in educating information professionals in the twenty-first century, combining high quality teaching and research in a broad, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment.  We offer three BS degrees, three Masters degrees, and the PhD.  Full-time PhD students are supported either through faculty research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Library and Museum Services, and other funding agencies, or while performing other research or teaching related activities in the college.  The ALA Accredited MS(LIS) degree is highly ranked, both overall and for specializations in information systems and digital librarianship.  Faculty and student interests span a broad spectrum of library and information science areas.  All academic programs emphasize applied research, with a tradition of both quantitative and qualitative research that encourages interdisciplinary activity.  We consider experience in industry a plus. 

Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891.  With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies.  Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region.  Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).
To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for position number 3838.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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