U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Open Rank Faculty Positions

Seeking several outstanding full-time faculty members (rank open) to join our dynamic and collegial iSchool, especially in Information retrieval, data analytics, technology & society, and related areas.

U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign At: U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Web: ischool.illinois.edu/

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire up to four outstanding full-time faculty members (rank open) to join our dynamic and collegial School. Preference will be given to the following specializations, but strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply.
  • Information retrieval & data analytics--natural language processing, machine learning, and data visualization in application domains such as health, science, and business
  • Information, technology & society--legal and regulatory environment; political economy of information; responsible and ethical uses of information in a global context; technology and civic contexts
  • Digital youth--understanding, supporting and enhancing the interactions of youth with digital information and technology
  • Knowledge organization--information architecture, metadata standards, linked data, cataloging and classification, taxonomy, ontology, indexing, digital asset management, records management
  • Cultural heritage informatics--contemporary archival research and practice including digital archives; community archives and archiving; convergence of libraries, archives and museums; digital preservation
  • User experience/Human-computer interaction--social computing, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social media, computer-supported cooperative work, interaction design, and multi-disciplinary study of the design, use and effects of ICTs
The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by three iSchool centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the Center for Children's Books. Our faculty have leadership roles in national initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with scientific and cultural institutions ensure that our research engages critical societal challenges.

The iSchool faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, and statistics and they hold additional appointments in many other university departments, as well as world-renowned research institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in professional master's degree programs, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels in an iSchool. The iSchool participates in a campus-wide undergraduate minor and Ph.D. in Informatics, and it offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital Libraries, a Ph.D., and a K-12 Library Information Specialist Licensure Program. The School's award-winning online option for the Master's and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education.

Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16, 2018. Rank is open, and salary is commensurate with experience. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required though we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree. Information about iSchool programs and faculty can be found at: ischool.illinois.edu/.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, complete CV/resume, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information by November 5, 2017.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups working in these or other areas of the information sciences.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards cledward@illinois.edu or call 217-244-3809.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu