From: Chaoqun Ni <>

Subject: Job posting: Tenure Track Positions at UW-Madison's iSchool

Date: December 13, 2022 at 1:47:15 PM EST

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The positions will remain open until filled. 

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PVL 267664
ProfessorInformation School
Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)
Employer: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, WI, United States
Salary: Negotiable

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 21, 2023
  • Demonstrated outstanding research record required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching required.
  • Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service and success in securing external funding, especially from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Appointment at the tenured level also requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Job Summary:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Information School seeks highly qualified candidates for up to three tenure-track positions in information sciences. These faculty positions will be academic nine-month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2023. Applications at the Associate Professor level may be considered in exceptional cases. 

At least one hire will be focused on the following area:
Human factors of cybersecurity and privacy, e.g.: security and privacy usability; security and privacy by design; security of artificial intelligence systems; human factors of data and information security; cybersecurity policy.

Applications are also invited in the following areas:

Natural language processing and information retrieval, e.g.: applied natural language processing; text analysis; text and multimedia retrieval; recommendation systems; conversational systems;
 - Machine learning and artificial intelligence, e.g.: explainable machine learning and Al; algorithmic biases and fairness; human-Al interaction; ethical/social Al.
Computational social sciences, e.g.: analytics and modeling of political behavior; computational analysis of social networks; algorithms and social media analytics; social simulation of organizational behavior.

Faculty responsibilities include research and publication, teaching, student advising (both master's and PhD), and service. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate is expected to conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed scholarly venues, acquire external funding to support research and graduate students, and develop and teach bachelor's and master's level courses (both online and in-person).  The candidate will be committed to service within the department, university, and profession appropriate to faculty rank.

Education Required:
Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in information science or a related, position-relevant field

Additional Information:
The Information School is also advertising separately in ethics of computing, data, and information sciences. Applicants interested in that position should apply under PVL# 267662.

The Information School is a partner in the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences at UW-Madison. Candidates with interdisciplinary projects and/or a willingness to work across boundaries with academic partners in computer science, statistics, communications, bioinformatics and other units are encouraged.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit Diversity and Inclusion

How to Apply:
For questions on the position, contact: Lori Ushman, iSchool Department Administrator, 

Your application must be received through Jobs at UW portal ( to be considered as a candidate (). To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process. You will be required to upload the following:

1) Cover letter;
2) Current CV;
3) Research statement, teaching philosophy statement, and statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service (please upload as 1 document);
4)  Writing sample;
5)  Evidence of teaching ability (this may include teaching evaluations, syllabi, or teaching references)

You will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. For those who would begin at the Assistant Professor level, we will request letters right away; for those who would begin with tenure, we will only request letters if you have been selected as a finalist.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is November 15, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Lori Ushman

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: December 2, 2022

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a

request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Chaoqun Ni, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Information School (iSchool)
School of Computer, Data, and Information Sciences (CDIS)
Affiliated Faculty, Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies
Co-founder, Metascience Research Lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison