HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts (UAS) Western Switzerland – Geneva is recruiting for the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG-Geneva) in the Information Science department a position of
A UAS lecturer in Information Science Activity Rate: 80 - 100%
The Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG-Geneva) is part of the academic teaching program of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Genève), which aims to train future high-level professionals in this field. In this context, the Information Science department at HEG-Geneva has recently revised its curriculum to better respond to technological advancements and the needs of the job market. The new curriculum now consists of four major areas: Libraries, Archiving, Information Monitoring and Management, and Information Technologies.
To assist the Information Science department in supporting institutions, organizations, and companies in their digital and sustainable transformations, HEG Genève is looking for a candidate with solid experience in change management and innovation in sectors related to or influenced by Information Science.
The candidate should be capable of establishing close connections with professional networks at the cantonal, national, and international levels, potentially including the Anglo-Saxon world.
Teach in our Bachelor and Master programs as well as in further vocational programs in at least two or preferably three of the following fields:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
Digital transformation and process digitization;
Information Literacy and Cultural Mediation (with consideration of new technologies such as chatbots);
Methods and standards for describing information objects and data (using new models and technologies su ch as artificial intelligence);
Programming in the fields of Information Science (including SQL and noSQL data bases, massive data processing)
Develop and/or reinforce expertise in the areas of digital transformation, innovation and change management in Library & Information Science
Supervise Bachelor and Master theses
Writing – mainly in English – and conduct applied research projects funded by company / institution and funding agencies such as InnoSuisse
Conduct applied research projects and services delivery related to the field of teaching
Enhance research in the form of scientific articles, conferences and mainstream publications
Perform administrative and organizational activities related to the field of teaching and research
Graduate degree in Information Sciences or related field. A PhD in a related field might be an asset.
Teaching experience at Bachelor and Master levels or in vocational training programs are strongly recommended
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of Library and Information Science or related fields
Ability to operate in a complex changing environment and work with a team
Proven track record of securing funding for applied research, conducting research projects and managing a research team, as well as of obtaining and performing consulting mandates
Teamwork and shared ambition leader
Good teaching, communication and writing skills in French and /or English
A high degree of flexibility in scheduling is expected to meet the needs
In case the successful candidate does not fulfil all the conditions for being hired at the UAS
Associate Professor level immediately (category 25), the successful candidate could be offered a Tenure - Track UAS Assistant Professor position (category 23) with a determined tenure - track duration of a maximum of 6 years
The University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES - SO) Geneva is an equal opportunity employer.
The complete application in pdf format (cover letter, curriculum vitae including publications list, research and funding, teaching statements, copies of diplomas and work certificates) should be submitted electronically, under confidential cover to:
Mr Andrea Baranzini, Director – Haute école de gestion de Genève - rh.heghesge.ch with mention “UAS Associate Professor position in Information Science”
Inquiry: Information regarding the job description, salary and working conditions can be requested from Mr Victor Pivron: +41 22 558 67 37 – victor.pivronhesge.ch.
Only complete applications corresponding to the required profile and submitted before the deadline will be reviewed.