Indiana is hiring in CS Education research!

August 16, 2011 at 10:18 am 2 comments

I can’t remember ever before seeing “Computer Science education research” listed as a hiring focus area for a research-based CS department.  “Joint with the School of Education” is a major benefit. Indiana has a strong learning sciences program.  A joint position means that you can hire and advise either CS or Education students, and you get access to top-notch faculty colleagues on either side.  Another sign that we’re growing up as a field.

The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for five positions beginning in Fall 2012, in the areas of:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science (all subareas)
  • Computer Science education research (joint position with School of Education)
  • Computer Security
  • Social Informatics

The School expects continued hiring in the coming years.

Positions are open at all levels. Applicants should have a the relevant area and a well-established record (senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence in research and teaching (junior level).

via Hiring: About: School of Informatics and Computing: Indiana University Bloomington.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gasstationwithoutpumps  |  August 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    One caveat: joint appointments for pre-tenure professors are highly risky. Nearly always each department discounts the work done for the other departments, and counts only half the work. Thus you need to be twice as productive (in teaching, research, and service) to get tenure. Far better to get a 100% appointment in one department with a courtesy 0% appointment in the other before tenure.

    For already tenured positions, a joint appointment that correctly matches the research and teaching load is a good thing.

  • 2. David Leake  |  August 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    The IU School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC)
    appreciates the support for this position; we’re really
    excited about the opportunity. We’re well aware of the
    difficulties of split appointments for untenured faculty and
    are prepared to consider alternative arrangements if the
    hire is at an untenured level. We’ll be happy to discuss
    this with prospective candidates.

    David Leake
    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    School of Informatics and Computing – Bloomington


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