Jobs at the iSchool

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) seeks to advance the profession and practice of librarianship and information science, to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science, and to make significant contributions to the study of information. We educate innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions. These future leaders will be equipped to discover principles and impacts of information, create systems, techniques, and policies to advance information processes and services, and advance information creation, access, use, management and stewardship to improve the quality of life for diverse local, national, and global communities.

The School’s programs are among the top ranked by the US News and World Report, and the School is internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. We offer multiple Bachelor, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees as well as a variety of dual degree, professional, certificate and online programs for personal enrichment at any stage of a students’ academic career (https://sils.unc.edu/programs). We are a proud interdisciplinary campus partner leading the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP); Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP); and The Knowledge Trust. We have proudly staffed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library since 1975.

Below you can find open faculty and staff positions currently available at SILS.

Faculty Positions

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.

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

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

Learn more about this role and apply here. 

Staff Positions

Human Resources Consultant

This position will regularly monitor the programmatic value of the school’s HR functions and service delivery efforts with a focus on disseminating usable information to employees and supervisors. The HR Consultant will develop, plan, and implement human resources policies, procedures, and best practices for the school.
 

Grants and Awards Coordinator

The Grant and Awards Coordinator will support the growing research needs of special programs supported by grant and contingent funds. This position will perform a variety of business, fiscal & administrative functions for the school and the centers.