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iSchool @ UIUC Seeking candidates for: Mildred M. Luther and Kathryn Luther Henderson Professorship in Preservation and Technical Services Kathryn La Barre <[log in to unmask]>

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*School of Information Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

*Mildred M. Luther and Kathryn Luther Henderson *

*Professorship in Preservation and Technical Services*



The School of Information Sciences (http://ischool.illinois.edu) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an outstanding applicant
for an endowed, tenured position at the rank of Associate or full
Professor. Candidates for the Mildred M. Luther and Kathryn Luther
Henderson Professorship in Preservation and Technical Services must have a
strong international reputation within this area. All specializations and
perspectives within this broad area will be considered including but not
limited to: cataloging and classification, standards, collection
development and management, and preservation. Focus may be on print,
digital, or other media.



Successful candidates must conduct independent research, perform academic
service duties and have the ability to teach effectively at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels. Salary is competitive and commensurate
with experience. This position offers excellent relocation start-up funds,
and the opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues and graduate
students at a top-ranked information school. The endowment for this
position provides additional competitive financial support.

The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking
information science research and the preparation of leading information
professionals. Innovative research in a wide variety of areas is carried
out by faculty and doctoral students and supported by two iSchool research
centers: the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship and
the Center for Children’s Books. Our faculty have key roles in national
initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with
many national and international cultural and scientific institutions ensure
that our research engages critical societal challenges. The 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, and
they hold additional appointments in other university units.

The School offers a Master of Science in Library and Information Science,
Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in
Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital
Libraries, a Ph.D., and has a School Librarian Licensure Program. The
School also participates in a campus-wide undergraduate Informatics minor
and the Ph.D. in Informatics, and teaches courses in the Master of Computer
Science – Data Science program. The School’s new BS in Information Sciences
begins in the fall of 2020.

The Urbana-Champaign campus offers a wide range of state-of-the-art
research support 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. The University Library, with
one of the largest collections in North America, has leading R&D
initiatives in metadata, discovery, and digital/data curation and
preservation. The Urbana-Champaign area offers the residential advantages
of a thriving micro-urban university city, excellent cultural
opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as
one of 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning
Association:
http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. To ensure full
consideration, create your candidate profile through
https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application cover letter,
curriculum vitae, a concise summary of past research accomplishments, a
statement of future research plans, and a list of three professional
references. For full consideration please submit your complete application
by January 31, 2020. Nominations of potential candidates can be sent to J.
Stephen Downie at [log in to unmask]  Interviews may be conducted before
the closing date, however, no hiring decisions will be made until after the
search has closed. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2020 but is
open to negotiation. For further information regarding application
procedures, please contact Lori Kelso at [log in to unmask]

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

We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups
working in these areas.

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.
To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit
http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

-- 
Kathryn La Barre
Associate Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

-- 
Kathryn La Barre

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