[Asis-l] Faculty Positions--Illinois

Linda Smith smith at alexia.lis.uiuc.edu
Mon Nov 25 15:43:25 EST 2002

Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Faculty Positions

 The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding full-time
 faculty to join our unique, top-ranked program.  Preference will be given
 to applicants with strong research and teaching credentials in (1)
 organization of information (knowledge representation,
 cataloging/classification, indexing/abstracting, etc.), or (2) technical
 aspects of information retrieval and digital libraries.  The School will
 consider exceptionally strong applicants working in other areas of
 library and information science or related disciplines.

 The GSLIS faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in
 library science, information science, communications, computer science,
 education, history of science, philosophy, and sociology, and we have
 been the number one ranked School of Library and Information Science for
 many years.  The faculty pursue a wide variety of research projects in
 areas such as distributed knowledge, library history, information and
 telecommunications policy, inquiry-based education, biodiversity
 informatics, youth services, children's literature, music information
 retrieval, digital libraries, document standards, electronic books and
 e-publishing, computer-supported collaborative work and collaborative
 learning, museum informatics, community networks, internet studies, and
 more.  GSLIS research funding is approximately $3 million per year and
 growing.  Faculty and students are also involved in many
 interdisciplinary research initiatives across the campus, and are
 affiliated with units such as the Department of Computer Science,
 Illinois Natural History Survey, the Beckman Institute, Institute for
 Communications Research, Computational Science and Engineering Program,
 and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). 

 The School offers Master's, Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and
 Doctoral programs, as well as an innovative undergraduate minor in
 Information Technology Studies and a new LIS K-12 Media Specialist
 Certification Program.  The School's unique LEEP online education option
 for the Master's and CAS degrees incorporates a variety of technologies
 and focuses on ways to involve remote students in all aspects of
 professional education.  New faculty will have the opportunity to teach
 in all these programs.

 The School hosts several units that support teaching, research and
 service.  Our new Information Systems Research Laboratory (ISRL) provides
 a state-of-the-art environment supporting research for all GSLIS faculty.
 The Library Research Center supports faculty research and fosters a
 strong working relationship with the professional communities.  The
 Center for Children's Books produces a premier review journal and has an
 expanding program for librarians and teachers.  Information Researchers
 is a professional information service offering custom research.
 Prairienet, a widely-known community computing network, originated in the

 Visiting and/or tenure track appointments made under this announcement
 will be effective August 21, 2003.  Visiting appointments may become
 tenure track appointments at a future date.  To ensure full
 consideration, applications must be received by January 27, 2003.  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, its
 programs, and its environment can be found on the internet at
 Nominations, letters of application (including a current resume and three
 letters of reference), or requests for further information should be sent

Professor Linda C. Smith
c/o Dorlene Clark, Assistant to the Dean
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-6211
phone: (217) 333-3281; fax: (217) 244-3302; email: 

The University of Illinois is an AA-EOE.

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