Dear Colleagues:

The School of Information Sciences, (iSchool), is seeking nominees for the Professorship in the History of Libraries and the Information Professions.

Successful candidates must conduct independent research, perform academic service duties and have the ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The endowment for this position provides additional competitive financial support. The full job announcement and information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs may be found at

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through<> 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 3, 2020. Nominations of potential candidates can be sent to J. Stephen Downie at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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J. Stephen Downie

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J. Stephen Downie, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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