University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Title

Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Open Rank)  (155898)


School of Information Sciences


Opening Date: 11/19/2021
Closing Date:  12/01/2021

Job Description

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at all ranks.

We especially welcome applications in the broad area of data science and artificial intelligence (AI), including but not limited to:

  • trustworthy AI, explainable AI, automated methods that support the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and / or FATE (fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics)
  • human-AI interaction
  • machine learning (e.g., deep learning)
  • knowledge representation
  • natural language processing
  • domain informed data science
  • data / text mining, graph mining
  • network science 
  • data ethics
  • data storytelling 
  • data curation 

In particular, we welcome candidates who can demonstrate broader impacts in areas such as public health, agriculture, social media, misinformation, economics, history of science, science of science, bioinformatics, sociotechnical information systems, and library science. Exceptional candidates in any area of information science, and particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2022.

Job Duties

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.


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

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

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 children’s books and network science.

The iSchool at Illinois is home to 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:

More information about the University of Illinois may be found here:

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About the University

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please create a candidate profile at and upload

  • a cover letter discussing your interest in and suitability for this position,
  • CV,
  • statements of research and teaching, and
  • the contact information of three references.

Full consideration is guaranteed for all applications received by December 1, 2021, but we strongly encourage candidates to apply even after this date.

For further information, please e-mail [email protected]


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