Job: Digital Humanities Open Rank Faculty Position: iSchool @ University of Illinois

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GSLIS seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member to join our iSchool. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in the digital humanities, but strong candidates in any related area involving the organization, management, preservation, retrieval, and analysis of information are encouraged to apply.  In particular, we seek candidates who can contribute to our active programs in digital libraries, data curation, and data analytics. Applications from members of under-represented groups working in these or other areas of information science are particularly welcome.
GSLIS is a highly interdisciplinary unit and the successful candidate could hold a degree in information science; a field in the arts, humanities or the social sciences; computer science; or other relevant disciplines. Applicants’ specific backgrounds could include digital humanities, computational linguistics, semantic web technologies, cultural informatics, and digital archives.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the world’s leading research universities. GSLIS, the top-ranked school of library and information science, 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.  For MS and CAS students, GSLIS also offers an award-winning online option (LEEP). 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 shapes practice and engages critical contemporary problems.
GSLIS is the institutional home of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), a leader in research and education on the use of data and technology in scholarship. CIRSS supports an active portfolio of research projects with a wide variety of institutional partners, collaborating with national data centers, other iSchools, leading research libraries, and cyberinfrastructure initiatives.  CIRSS sponsors specializations for both MS and PhD students in data curation and in socio-technical data analytics.  In addition to CIRSS, GSLIS houses the Center for Children’s Books, the Center for Digital Inclusion, and the HathiTrust Research Center.  The breadth of interest evinced by these initiatives speaks to the collegial and collaborative environment that new GSLIS faculty members will experience.
Appointment will begin August 16, 2014 or as negotiated. Rank is open, and salary will be 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, and a list of three references including contact information. To ensure full consideration applicants must apply by November 15, 2013.
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. (


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