(20200204) Specialized Faculty Position (Cyber and Data Vis) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specialized Faculty Position



The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and academic programs consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Our School advances a human-centered, interdisciplinary approach to the design and management of information systems and services. A leader in online education since 1996, we combine rigorous academics with real-time virtual classroom engagement to give our students the best educational experience possible. Our researchers address the opportunities and challenges of contemporary information technologies, and our graduates are leaders in the information professions.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


The School of Information Sciences seeks to hire multiple outstanding full-time specialized faculty members at the rank of Instructor, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant Professor to join our dynamic and collegial School.  Preference will be given to the specializations below, but strong candidates in any area will be considered:

  • Cloud Computing and/or Cyberinfrastructure
  • Data visualization


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and teach courses for the Master of Science in Information Science (MS/IM), specifically in the areas of cloud computing and/or cyberinfrastructure and data visualization.
  • Advise MS/IM 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 PhD degree in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Library and Information Science or related field; or a Master’s degree in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Library and Information Science or related field and at least 5 years professional experience are required. Competitive applicants will show the promise of excellence in classroom teaching and will demonstrate strong topic and teaching knowledge. Candidates with experience in teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid) will be preferred as will candidates who have experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies. The iSchool values diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The iSchool faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, library science, informatics, computer science, engineering science, physics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, statistics, science and technology studies, and history of American civilization. The Urbana-Champaign campus offers a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities including world-renowned research institutes such as the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.


Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs can be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/.  These specialized faculty positions are full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointments with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.  The starting date is August 2020.


To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ 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 by January 23, 2020.


All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Lori Kelso, (lkelso@illinois.edu)


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


Posted Date: 
02/04/2020 to 03/04/2020