Institution

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Job Title

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Data Science and AI (Open Rank)

Department/College

School of Information Sciences (iSchool)

Dates

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  data science and artificial intelligence (AI). This includes but not limited to:

  • Responsible AI, e.g.,
    • AI for social good, social justice and social change
    •  trustworthy / explainable AI
    • methods that support FAIR / FATE principles
    • human-AI interaction
    • natural language processing
  • Data Science, e.g.,
    • data curation
    • data storytelling
    • data ethics
    • data / text / graph mining
    • network science
    • knowledge representation & reasoning
    • domain informed data science
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. 

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. 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

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: http://ischool.illinois.edu/.

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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 create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu 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 December 1, 2022. Interviews may take place before the search is closed; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until qualified candidates have been identified for all openings.

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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