Tenure-Track Faculty, Engaged Scholarship (Information Sciences) (Open Rank)

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). We are seeking applications in the broad areas of Engaged Scholarship in any aspect of the Information Sciences.

The Scholarship of Engagement emphasizes the need for the academy to become a more vigorous partner in addressing our most pressing social, civic, economic, and moral problems today. Engaged Scholarship is rigorous and impactful, grounded in co-equal, mutually beneficial relationships between members within and outside of the academy. We are in search of applicants who are passionate about shaping and advancing the Information Sciences with a focus on community, public, critical, and civic engagement.

Potential research topics and approaches include, but are not limited to:

  • Community-engaged library and information science
  • Community Informatics
  • Community archives, collection, fabrication, data, and storytelling practices
  • Community inquiry
  • Digital inclusion and equity
  • Experiential learning and community engagement
  • Development Informatics
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Community-driven and -based research
  • Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs), Design-based research, and other forms of participatory research

Exceptional candidates in any area of the Information Sciences or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly those who embrace decolonial approaches and foster reciprocal partnerships with communities to address racial, political, economic, and other social inequalities, as well as the needs of communities at the margins.

We are seeking applicants who will thrive in our interdisciplinary academic unit at one of the nation’s premier land-grant research universities. Successful candidates must exhibit the potential to conduct world-class research, teach effectively in undergraduate, professional, and doctoral programs, and contribute to our mission of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment.

At the intersection of inquiry and engagement, the School of Information Sciences engages with social issues through research and education, contributing to the public good and future scholarship. With roots in a 130-year-old Library and Information Science program, we are a national leader in research and education for librarians and other information professionals. At the iSchool at Illinois, we employ methods from across the disciplines to grapple with society’s most urgent challenges related to information, its practices, and technologies. Our faculty are global experts in areas as diverse as AI, children’s literature, and network science.

Our doctoral degree in Information Sciences builds on a long tradition that includes the oldest LIS doctoral program in the country and the top-ranked professional master’s program in library and information science. We also offer professional master’s programs in information management and bioinformatics, a licensure program in school librarianship, as well as interdisciplinary, STEM-designated undergraduate degrees in information sciences and data science. More information can be found at: ischool.illinois.edu.

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Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time tenure-track faculty position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

To apply, please create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload in PDF format a cover letter discussing your interest in and suitability for this position, CV, and statements of research and teaching. For full consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of 6 p.m. (CST) on January 15, 2024. Applications not submitted through jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this position, please e-mail I-school-hr@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1021959
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: jobs.illinois.edu

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