Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (Open Rank) (155905) information, data, and technology policy

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences
  • Champaign, IL, USA
  • Dec 01, 2021
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Library & Information Science Political Science & International Relations

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 information, data, and technology policy, including but not limited to: 

  • economics of information
  • political economy of information and technology
  • national and international information, technology, and data governance 
  • privacy, security, surveillance 
  • public interest technology policy
  • intellectual property


Scholars with a range of methodological and interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate commitments to a more inclusive society are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

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.

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: http://ischool.illinois.edu/.



Application Details

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, statements of research and teaching, and the contact information of three references. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021, so for full consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or JD degree by the time of appointment. For further information, please e-mail ischool-hr@illinois.edu.


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Application Deadline

for full consideration, please apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2021