18.214 jobs at UIUC; research funding

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:05:30 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 214.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: John Unsworth <unsworth_at_uiuc.edu> (61)
         Subject: two faculty positions at GSLIS/UIUC

   [2] From: Laurent Straskraba <laurent_at_straskraba.net> (27)
         Subject: UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme

         Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:11:25 +0100
         From: John Unsworth <unsworth_at_uiuc.edu>
         Subject: two faculty positions at GSLIS/UIUC


Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Faculty Positions

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding full-time
faculty to join our unique, top-ranked program. Preference will be given
to applicants with strong research and teaching credentials in (1)
children's literature, youth services, and/or school media, or (2)
cataloging, classification, metadata, information organization. The
School will consider exceptionally strong applicants working in other
areas of library and information science or related disciplines.

The GSLIS faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in library
science, communications, information science, computer science, education,
English, history of science, philosophy, and sociology, and we have been
the number- one-ranked School of Library and Information Science for many
years. The faculty pursue a wide variety of research projects in areas
such as distributed knowledge, library history, information and
telecommunications policy, inquiry-based education, biodiversity
informatics, youth services, children's literature, music information
retrieval, digital libraries, document standards, electronic books and
e-publishing, computer-supported collaborative work and collaborative
learning, museum informatics, community networks, internet studies, and
more. GSLIS research funding is approximately $3M per year and growing.
Faculty and students are also involved in many interdisciplinary research
initiatives across the campus, and are affiliated with units such as the
Illinois Natural History Survey, the Beckman Institute, the Institute for
Communications Research, The Computational Science and Engineering
Program, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

The School offers Master's of Science, a Certificate of Advanced Study
(CAS), and Doctoral programs, as well as an innovative undergraduate minor
in Information Technology Studies and a new K-12 Library Information
Specialist Certification Program, and we are developing programs in
bioinformatics and in digital libraries. The School's unique LEEP
distance education option for the Master's and CAS degrees incorporates a
variety of technologies and focuses on ways to involve remote students in
all aspects of professional education.

The School hosts several units that support teaching, research and
service. Our Information Systems Research Laboratory (ISRL) provides a
state-of-the-art environment supporting research for all GSLIS faculty.
The Library Research Center supports survey research and fosters a strong
working relationship with the professional communities. The Center for
Children's Books produces a premier review journal and has an expanding
program for librarians and teachers Prairienet, a widely-known community
computing network, originated in the School.

Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16,
2005. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
January 24, 2005. Rank is open, and salary is commensurate with
experience. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required though we will
consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree.
Information about GSLIS, its programs, and its environment can be found on
the Internet at http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/. Nominations, letters of
application (including a current resume and three letters of reference),
or requests for further information should be sent to:

                          Dorlene Clark, Assistant to the Dean
                          Graduate School of Library and Information Science
                          University of Illinois
                          501 East Daniel Street
                          Champaign, Illinois 61820-6211
                          Phone: (217) 333-3281; Fax (217) 244-3302;
                          Email: dorlene_at_uiuc.edu

The UIUC is an AA-EOE.

         Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:12:46 +0100
         From: Laurent Straskraba <laurent_at_straskraba.net>
         Subject: UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme


I thought this could be of interest for affiliates from developing
countries dealing with ICT4Development research and related areas:

"UNESCO is calling on young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc.
or equivalent) in developing countries to apply to the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi
Research Fellowship Programme for fellowships ranging from US$ 6,000 to US$
10,000. The amount varies according to duration and place of study. The
Programme is financed by Japan through its funds in trust programme for
capacity-building of human resources.

The Programme is named after the late Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi,
who was known for his commitment to furthering development. It grants a
total of 20 fellowships a year to researchers in four areas: environment,
intercultural dialogue, information and communication technologies, and
peaceful conflict resolution. (...)"


Best regards,

Laurent Straskraba

Mag. Laurent Straskraba
Information Society Researcher
Information Society Representative at UN Youth & Student Association of Austria
post: Ontlstrasse 3, A - 4040 Linz, Austria / Europe
mobile: +43.650.7711861 (GMT +1)
e-mail: laurent_at_straskraba.net
web: http://www.straskraba.net
Received on Wed Sep 15 2004 - 03:17:20 EDT

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