[Asis-l] FW: Faculty Position - GSLIS at Illinois
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Thu Sep 29 13:00:34 EDT 2011
From: Smith, Linda C
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:41 AM
Subject: Faculty Position - GSLIS at Illinois
Applications encouraged by December 1, 2011; open until filled
GSLIS at Illinois seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member to join our dynamic and collegial program. Although strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply, specializations of particular interest include:
. Data curation
. Information organizations and services in diverse communities
The GSLIS faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in library science, communications, information science, computer science, English, engineering science, philosophy, history, folklore, public policy and management, medieval studies, and sociology, and we have been a top-ranked School of Library and Information Science for many years. GSLIS research expenditures are approximately $3M per year and growing. Faculty and students are involved in many interdisciplinary initiatives across campus, and they are affiliated with units such as the Environmental Change Institute; the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science; and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The School also hosts several of its own centers and initiatives providing focused support for research and teaching in informatics, children's literature and youth services, and digital inclusion.
Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing general audiences in a professional master's 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 Certification Program. The School's award-winning LEEP online education option for the Master's and CAS degrees involves remote students in all aspects of professional education.
Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16, 2012 or as negotiated. 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 on the Internet at http://www.lis.illinois.edu/. Applicants should create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu, and upload initial application materials through this system. To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information by December 1, 2011. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2011, and 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.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards (cledward at illinois.edu, 217-244-3809).
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
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