University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Title

Open Rank Faculty


Opening Date: 08/30/2017
Closing Date: 11/06/2017

Job Description

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.

Job Duties

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.


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. 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:

Supplemental Information: 

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.

How to Apply

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at 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 ([email protected], 217-244-3809).