University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Title

Specialized Faculty Position


School of Information Sciences


Opening Date: 03/16/2021
Closing Date:  04/02/2021

Job Description

The School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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.

Job Duties

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


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.

Supplementation Information

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

Information about the School and its programs can be found at

These specialized faculty positions are full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointments with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

How to Apply

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at 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 [email protected].


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