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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Informational Accessibility (Open Rank)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences

Application Deadline: December 8, 2022

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at all ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). We especially welcome applications in the broad areas of inclusive design, accessible technology and ability-based design for, with, and by people with disabilities. Disabilities include different kinds of impairments such as sensory, physical, or cognitive, that may be permanent, progressive (e.g., due to aging or illness), temporary, or situational. The research topics include but are not limited to:

  • Participatory design, co-design, action research or other research methods directly involving people with disabilities

  • Inclusive design and research that would lead to direct impacts for the targeted communities of disabilities

  • Information behavior of people with disabilities

  • Accessibility related adoption, learning and use especially in the context of Virtual/Mixed/Extended/Augmented Reality and Games

  • Critical approaches to technology design with and by people with disabilities


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