Professor/Assistant/Associate in Information Sciences

Location
Urbana, Illinois
Posted
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Open Rank Faculty Position in UX/HCI

 
The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member (rank open).  Preference will be given to specialization in user experience/human- computer interaction and design, including social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, social media, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, interaction design, and multi- disciplinary study of the design, and use and effects of ICTs.  Strong candidates in other areas may also be considered. 
 
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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
 
The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals.  Our faculty have key 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 School’s 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.  The iSchool offers a Master of Science in Information Management, 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 has a School Librarian Licensure Program.  

The School also participates in a campus-wide undergraduate Informatics minor and the Ph.D. in Informatics, and teaches courses in the Master of Computer Science – Data Science 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, 2019.  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: http://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 20, 2018.  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, 217-244-3809).
 
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.