Specialized Faculty Position

School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specialized Faculty Position


The School of Information Sciences seeks to hire outstanding full-time specialized faculty members at the rank of Instructor, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor to join our dynamic and collegial School. Preference will be given to the specialization of technical pedagogy, formal and informal learning, and data analytics/curation but strong candidates in any area will be considered:


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Teach technical and data-related information science courses, specifically in the areas of mathematical analytical foundations, programming, databases, formal and informal learning, data curation, and/or metadata
  • Advise iSchool students on special projects, including independent studies and practicums
  • Contribute other service to the iSchool related to area of expertise
  • Mentor adjunct instructors
  • Other related duties and service as assigned to further the mission of the unit


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu.EEO.


A minimum of three years of teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid), experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies, strong technical and teaching knowledge, and excellence in classroom teaching with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion are required. For a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position, an M.S. in Information Science, Education, or a closely related field is required. For a Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor position, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Information Science, Education, or a closely related field is required.


Information about the School and its programs can be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/. These specialized faculty positions are full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointments with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The starting date is August 2021.


To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach), CV, and a list of three professional references, including contact information. Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by April 2, 2021, but we strongly encourage candidates to apply after this date. 


All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the search is closed. Applications will continue to be reviewed until qualified candidates have been identified for all openings. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact iSchool HR at ischool-hr@illinois.edu.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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