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Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Senior Lecturer 

The School of Information Sciences seeks a Senior Lecturer to contribute to the development and teaching of library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program (MS/LIS).

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 To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and teach library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS), specifically in the areas of public services, collection development, cataloging, and/or reference services
  • Advise MS/LIS 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 Master's degree in a Library and Information Science or related field; 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; and, significant professional experience in a library or related organization are required. 

The position is specifically seeking a professional with experience in one or more of the following areas: adult and public services, libraries in society, information organization and access, collection development, cataloging and metadata, administration and management of libraries and information centers, and/or reference and information services. Experience in indexing and abstracting, electronic publishing, and/or bibliography is also desirable.

Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs can be found at This specialized faculty position is a full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 2019.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach), resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by November 2, 2018.

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 Candy Edwards at

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