Open Faculty/Staff Positions

Information Technology Specialist

College of Media

The College of Media at the University of Illinois seeks an IT Specialist to join our Media Tech team. This position will report to the Director of IT and Operations. The IT Specialist will provide technical support to College of Media faculty, staff, and students on computer hardware, software, and media equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support to College of Media faculty, staff, and students for desktops, laptops, printing, applications, online services, and media equipment. Consults with users on installation and use of hardware, software, and optimizing systems for best performance.
  • Implements the endpoint management strategy of the College through the use of endpoint management tools.
  • Maintains loanable equipment inventory and tracks the inventory and utilization of technology equipment within the College
  • Manages an environment consisting of user access to file and print shares, network subnets, computer labs, and research tools.
  • Acts as a technical and institutional resource for promoting the use of centralized services and adapting them to the unique needs for departments, faculty, and staff.
  • Configures and administers the College of Media organizational unit of the campus Active Directory (AD).
  • Trains and supervises student employees to assist faculty, staff, and students.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession. College course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one (1) year, 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two (2) years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of Windows- and Apple-based computers including hardware, software, and online applications.
  • Technical skills in desktop virtualization, Active Directory, Group Policy on Windows, Amazon Web Services, CrowdStrike, and enterprise endpoint management such as MECM, Munki, and Workspace One.
  • Capable of using and troubleshooting media equipment such as cameras, audio recorders, and microphones.
  • Customer-centric approach that makes customers feel confident and positive about the service they receive.
  • Good communication skills in person, via email, and via messaging applications.
  • Knowledge of network concepts like routing, switching, and wireless technologies.
  • Knowledge of common desktop and mobile computing platform hardware and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose network problems and maintain network security.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service IT Specialist position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience. The salary range starts at $54,000. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 3, 2022. Apply for this position at https://jobs.illinois.edu. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact IHR at 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1012029
Job Category: Technical
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


Communications Specialist

College of Media

The University of Illinois College of Media seeks a creative and collaborative Communications Specialist to join our Office of Communications. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this new position will develop a variety of content for the College of Media. Primarily, this position will interview people and write news and feature stories that showcase College of Media initiatives; faculty research and creative endeavors; and alumni, donor, and student profiles. This position will also assist with student recruitment communications and social media strategy, developing content to increase engagement with our various audiences. The Communications Specialist will work on other communications as needed that support the College of Media administration, advancement, student services, and academic units.

In the College of Media, diversity is considered a valued resource. Therefore, we welcome applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

Duties & Responsibilities
Content Development (70%):

  • Research, conduct interviews, and write engaging news and feature stories that showcase College of Media initiatives, faculty, alumni, donors, and students
  • Draft copy for student recruitment emails, marketing materials, and social media campaigns
  • Other writing assignments may include event invitations, press releases, special content series, and advertisements

Social Media (20%):

  • Write and curate social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Help develop social media strategy to increase engagement with our various audiences across platforms
  • Track and report social media analytics

Additional Responsibilities (10%):

  • Track and report email analytics
  • Assist with acquiring photography, whether setting up photo shoots and/or taking photos
  • Caption videos
  • Other communications duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Publication (digital or print) experience
  • Social media content development experience
  • Multimedia content creation experience, such as photography or videography
  • Experience working in communications at an academic institution
  • •Institutional knowledge of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Specialty Factors
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field. One (1) year (12 months) of professional work experience in marketing, public relations, communications, brand management, or a related professional area. Demonstrated experience writing and conducting interviews for news and feature stories. Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines
  • Ability to respond quickly to shifting priorities
  • Detail-oriented and creative
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram
  • Ability to learn new applications/software

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after October 3, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by August 31, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler, dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

 


 

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Journalism
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Journalism seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in science, technology, data or digital journalism. Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. This tenure-track, nine-month position will begin August 2023.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research or creative works program in one of these areas:  science and technology journalism; data journalism; immersive storytelling; artificial intelligence and other innovative approaches to gathering and distributing news and information; audience engagement analytics and applications; network, locative and mobile media mapping.

Teaching duties will include science and technology journalism courses and development of courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to uses and effects of emerging technologies in journalism. In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, our faculty work with master’s students in Journalism’s M.S. program and, together with the departments of Advertising and Media and Cinema Studies, train doctoral students in the College of Media.

The College of Media’s faculty consists of internationally renowned social scientists, media professionals, and humanities scholars and serves 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students (http://media.illinois.edu/). The College is also home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Communications Research.

Minimum Qualifications:
Scholars must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in journalism, communications, media or a related field. Journalism practitioners must hold a master’s degree or equivalent and have amassed an outstanding record of achievement in the profession, demonstrated through national or international awards and/or leadership roles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the news media.
  • University-level teaching experience.
  • Publication record and productive research program.
  • Potential to secure grant funding.


To ensure full consideration, please upload the following:

  • A cover letter addressing your interests in research, creative works and teaching
  • A current CV or resume
  • Contact information for three references who can speak to your research, professional experience and expertise, and teaching
  • A statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and service.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the position has been filled.

About the Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs about 3,000 faculty members who serve nearly 34,000 undergraduates and 16,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (situated in Champaign County which has a total population 207,000 (est.) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/ or https://www.champaigncounty.org/.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu.  Applications must be received by October 10, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jane Dowler, dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

 


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