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20 Feb 2023

Full-Time Specialized Faculty Positions (Open Rank) – School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Posted by shaker Champaign, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Specialized Faculty Positions (Open Rank) – School of Information Sciences

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire outstanding full-time, non-tenure-track, specialized faculty members at the rank of Lecturer, Teaching Assistant Professor, or Teaching Associate Professor to join our dynamic and collegial school.

Our school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in library and information science, data science, and information management. We train students to use information technology reflectively and to guide the development of new policies for managing information. Since this field evolves rapidly, our teaching faculty need to be leaders who think across disciplinary boundaries, develop new courses, and guide curricular change.

Job Summary

Preference will be given to areas where we have teaching needs, including discrete mathematics, programming, project management, database design, UI/UX design, and data science (including data science ethics and policy). In library science, we have teaching needs in early literacy, information modeling, and metadata. However, strong candidates in any area will be considered.

Our immediate teaching needs include the following courses, taught primarily on campus:

Programming, database design, and project management
IS 205 and IS 305 Programming for Information Problems I & II
IS 206 Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications
IS 226 Introduction to HCI
IS 340 Project Management
IS 401 Introduction to Network Information Systems
IS 430 Foundation of Information Processing
IS 446 Systems Analysis and Design
IS 455 Database Design and Prototyping
IS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval
IS 525 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Data science, including its social implications and business applications
IS 203 Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
IS 407 Introduction to Data Science
IS 445 Data Visualization
IS 467 Ethics and Policy for Data Science
IS 477 Data Management, Curation, and Reproducibility
IS 514 Applied Business Research
IS 534 Information Consulting

Library and Information Science
IS 413 Early Literacy
IS 510 Libraries, Information, and Society
IS 575 Metadata in Theory and Practice
IS 585 Bibliographic Metadata

Other responsibilities of the position include:

Advising iSchool students on special projects, including independent studies and practicums
Contributing to the development of new courses and programs
Contributing other service to the iSchool related to area of expertise
Mentoring adjunct instructors
Other related duties and service as assigned to further the mission of the unit



Minimum Qualifications

Requirements include a minimum of three years of teaching, experience with a variety of teaching tools and technologies, deep knowledge of a subject domain related to areas described above, and excellence in classroom teaching with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Black, Latina/o/x, Native American, and other historically underrepresented candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For a Lecturer position, an M.S. in Information Science, Education, or a closely related field is required. For a Teaching Assistant Professor position, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Information Science, Education, or a closely related field is required. Teaching Assistant Professors teach two courses per semester (fall and spring) and Lecturers/Senior Lecturers teach three courses per semester (fall and spring). Highly experienced candidates in areas of curricular need may be considered for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor.

Appointment Information

These are 100% full-time Specialized Faculty position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is 8/16/23. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

For full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on 2/17/2023. To apply please visit and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach) and CV. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three professional references at that time. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact William Underwood at 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, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, 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

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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