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SILS Invites Applications for Three Open Faculty Positions

The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is currently seeking to fill three open faculty positions. Review of candidates for all positions is anticipated to begin in December 1st, 2022.

Assistant Professor- Critical Library Practice and Impact

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. The faculty seeks a colleague in critical librarianship with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

  • community engagement
  • organizational leadership and assessment
  • library instruction and pedagogy
  • inclusive library practice
  • library advocacy.

For this position, faculty will be involved in:

  • Developing and conducting a high-impact research agenda in their area of expertise
  • Designing and developing innovative curriculum content
  • Advising students
  • Participating in School, University, and professional activities
  • Contributing to shared academic governance

Apply for this position here:

Assistant Professor- Digital Curation

SILS is the only university in the United States to have a master’s degree in Digital Curation. As such we seek an engaged and energetic colleague with a focus on the theory, development, and practice of broadly conceived notions of digital curation as well as expertise in curriculum development and teaching of digital/data curation. Successful applicants will explore digital content in any area, including but not limited to:

  • Government data
  • Scientific data
  • Community data
  • Cultural heritage data
  • Humanities data
  • Health data, or
  • Personal data

They may also have a wide range of thematic emphases, including but not limited to:

  • Civil society and democracy
  • Activism and social justice *
  • Data governance
  • Public engagement (e.g., citizen science, public history, community archives)
  • Disparities and inequality
  • Sociotechnical challenges
  • Materiality and temporality

Apply for this position here:

Assistant Professor – User Experience/Design

This Assistant Professor position focuses in user experience/human-computer interaction with expertise in design methodologies such as:

  • Participatory design, co-design, inclusive design, service design, usability testing, and other user-centered approaches
  • Critical design, speculative design, and other reflective approaches
  • Research through design

Candidates might apply these methodologies in the context of various design materials, interactive modalities, and application areas, including:

  • Collaborative technologies and social computing
  • Human-centered AI systems
  • Health and wellness
  • Education and learning
  • Visual and information design

We especially encourage applicants who employ user experience and design methods towards one or more of the following:

  • Furthering goals of democracy, equity, well-being, or sustainability
  • Fostering the inclusion and empowerment of marginalized populations
  • Investigating the potential of humans, machine learning, and AI
  • Exploring broader themes of values in design, digital civics, or design justice

We welcome candidates from diverse disciplines, including human-computer interaction, information studies, digital media, computer science, design, and more.

Apply for this position here: