Specialized Faculty Position (specialization of technical pedagogy)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences
  • 501 East Daniel Street, Champaign, IL, USA
  • Jan 17, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Library & Information Science

Job Description

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 an outstanding full-time specialized faculty member 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 specialization of technical pedagogy but strong candidates in any area will be considered.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach technical information science courses for the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, specifically in the areas of analytical foundations, programming, and databases.
  • Advise BS/IS 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


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.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

A minimum of five years of teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid), experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies, strong technical and teaching knowledge, and excellence in classroom teaching with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion are required. For a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer position, an M.S. in LIS, Education, or a closely related field is required.  For a Teaching Assistant Professor position, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in LIS, Education, or a closely related field is required.

Application Details

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.  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.


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