Job: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Open Rank Faculty Position, Digital Humanities and Other Areas

The job posting below specifically mentions humanities folks being of interest.
I’m currently in a tenure-accruing faculty position as a librarian (a position where I’m extremely happy and well-placed) and I don’t have a library science degree. When I applied for my position, I was planning on attending library school and wasn’t thinking of trying to apply for library positions. I only ended up applying because my position was posted to an education technology list with a note by the person posting that the position didn’t require a library science degree and that the position wanted and welcomed applications from folks with other terminal degrees.
The position below looks like a great opportunity for the right person, who might just be a humanities person, or a science person, or someone else. Jobs like this (found courtesy of the ASIS email list) are worth considering for folks within traditional humanities job markets.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Open Rank Faculty Position
GSLIS seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member to join our iSchool. Strong candidates in any area relating to the organization, management, preservation, and retrieval of information, and the production and transmission of knowledge are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in specializations that directly contribute to our leading program in data curation, including cyberinfrastructure, scientific data management, workflow systems, provenance, data archiving, data science, digital humanities, e-Research and e-Science, and semantic technologies. A focus on data in any area of science or scholarship, including the social sciences and the humanities, is relevant.
We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups working in these or other areas of library and information science. GSLIS is a highly interdisciplinary unit and the successful candidate could hold degrees in information science, a social science, cognitive science or psychology, computer science, the humanities, a natural science, or other relevant disciplines.
Ranked at no. 1 for many years GSLIS is an established national leader in both information science research and the preparation of information professionals. GSLIS offers MS and PhD degrees, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and participates in the University’s undergraduate informatics minor, informatics PhD, and MS in Bioinformatics, and includes an award-winning online option (LEEP) for MS and CAS students. GSLIS faculty and students are involved in many initiatives across campus, including collaborations with world-renowned units such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS). Our close relationship with scientific and cultural institutions ensures that our research both shapes practice and engages critical contemporary problems.
At GSLIS data curation research and education is an area of emphasis for the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). CIRSS supports an active portfolio of data curation research projects with a wide variety of institutional partners, collaborating with national data centers, other iSchools, leading research libraries, and cyberinfrastructure initiatives. GSLIS also sponsors data curation programs for both MS and PhD students. The GSLIS data curation specialization was the first LIS program to educate professionals in the curation of research data, providing students with the theory and skills necessary to work in the rapidly expanding number of academic and industry settings where this expertise is in demand. A specialization in socio-technical data analytics, for both MS and PhD students, is also under development.
Appointment will begin August 16, 2013 or as negotiated. Rank is open, and salary commensurate with qualifications. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required although candidates near completion will be considered. To apply create a candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, short research statement, list of three references including contact information. To ensure full consideration applicants must apply by November 20, 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before that date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search closes.
More information about GSLIS programs and faculty can be found at For further information regarding application procedures, contact Candy Edwards (, 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. (