GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (GSLIS)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Open Rank Faculty Positions
GSLIS seeks to hire three 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.
Data curation (information behavior emphasis)
GSLIS is an established national leader in both ground-breaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Our top-ranked masterís program in library and information science includes specializations in data curation, socio-technical data analytics, community informatics, K-12 librarianship, and youth services. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by three GSLIS centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the Center for Childrenís 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 GSLIS faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, engineering science, economics, law, public policy and management, psychology, folklore, English, medieval studies, philosophy, history, 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 Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.
Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in a professional masterís degree program, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels in an iSchool. GSLIS 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 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 Schoolís award-winning LEEP online option for the Masterís and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education.
Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16, 2015. 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 GSLIS programs and faculty can be found at: http://www.lis.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 December 1, 2014. 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 library and information science.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards ([log in to unmask], 217-244-3809).
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).