University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Job Title

Tenure-Track Faculty in Digital Archives, Preservation, and/or Curation (Open Rank)


School of Information Sciences (iSchool)


Opening Date: 11/11/2022
Closing Date:  12/01/2022

Job Description

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks in the broad areas of digital archives, digital preservation, and/or digital curation, including but not limited to:

  • Born digital preservation and data curation
  • Cultural heritage and collections as data
  • Critical archival and data studies
  • Software and platform studies
  • Community-centered digital practices and preservation
  • Critical approaches to metadata, digital accessibility, and digital sustainability
  • Digital preservation infrastructures, tools, and policies

Job Duties

We welcome candidates whose work engages in pressing issues such as anti-colonial or anti-racist approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) scholarship, or seeking to empower under-resourced community-based collections and archives, and who can apply these perspectives in their teaching of both theoretical and technical topics.

We seek applicants who will thrive in an interdisciplinary academic unit at one of the nation’s premier land-grant research universities. Successful candidates must exhibit the potential to conduct world-class research, teach effectively in undergraduate, professional, and doctoral programs, and contribute to our mission of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Exceptional candidates in any area of information science or related fields, and particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive and just society, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of appointment.

Supplemental Information

At the iSchool at Illinois, we employ methods from across the disciplines to grapple with society’s most urgent challenges related to information, its practices, and technologies. Our faculty are global experts in areas as diverse as AI, children’s books, and network science.

Our doctoral degree in Information Sciences builds on a long tradition that includes the oldest LIS doctoral program in the country and the top-ranked professional master’s program in library and information science. We also offer professional master’s programs in information management and bioinformatics, a licensure program in school librarianship, as well as an interdisciplinary, STEM-designated undergraduate degree in information sciences. More information can be found at:

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About the University

Living in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing [email protected].

How to Apply

To apply, please visit and upload a cover letter discussing your interest in and suitability for this position, CV, and statements of research and teaching.

For full consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of 6 p.m. (CST) on December 1, 2022. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Interviews may take place before the search is closed; however, no offers will be made until after that priority deadline.

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2023. For further information, please contact [email protected].

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