University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Open Rank Faculty Position

GSLIS seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member to join
our iSchool. Strong candidates in any area relating to the
organization, management, preservation, and retrieval of information,
and the production and transmission of knowledge are encouraged to
apply. We are particularly interested in specializations that directly
contribute to our leading program in data curation, including
cyberinfrastructure, scientific data management, workflow systems,
provenance, data archiving, data science, digital humanities,
e-Research and e-Science, and semantic technologies. A focus on data
in any area of science or scholarship, including the social sciences
and the humanities, is relevant.

We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented
groups working in these or other areas of library and information
science. GSLIS is a highly interdisciplinary unit and the successful
candidate could hold degrees in information science, a social science,
cognitive science or psychology, computer science, the humanities, a
natural science, or other relevant disciplines.

Ranked at no. 1 for many years GSLIS is an established national leader
in both information science research and the preparation of
information professionals. GSLIS offers MS and PhD degrees, a
Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and participates in the
University's undergraduate informatics minor, informatics PhD, and MS
in Bioinformatics, and includes an award-winning online option (LEEP)
for MS and CAS students. GSLIS faculty and students are involved in
many initiatives across campus, including collaborations with
world-renowned units such as the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications (NCSA) and the Institute for Computing in Humanities,
Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS). Our close relationship with
scientific and cultural institutions ensures that our research both
shapes practice and engages critical contemporary problems.

At GSLIS data curation research and education is an area of emphasis
for the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
(CIRSS). CIRSS supports an active portfolio of data curation research
projects with a wide variety of institutional partners, collaborating
with national data centers, other iSchools, leading research
libraries, and cyberinfrastructure initiatives. GSLIS also sponsors
data curation programs for both MS and PhD students. The GSLIS data
curation specialization was the first LIS program to educate
professionals in the curation of research data, providing students
with the theory and skills necessary to work in the rapidly expanding
number of academic and industry settings where this expertise is in
demand. A specialization in socio-technical data analytics, for both MS and PhD
students, is also under development.

Appointment will begin August 16, 2013 or as negotiated. Rank is open,
and salary commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. degree or
equivalent is required although candidates near completion will be
considered. To apply create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, short research statement, list of three references
including contact information. To ensure full consideration applicants
must apply by November 20, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before
that date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search

More information about GSLIS programs and faculty can be found at For further information regarding
application procedures, contact Candy Edwards ([log in to unmask],
217 244-3809). Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and
inclusivity. (