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Partner Opportunity at The School of Information Sciences

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is actively
recruiting highly motivated, prospective doctoral students who are
interested in becoming partners in our world-renowned research and
scholarship program. We encourage applications from students from all
disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates are offered up to four years of funding in the form of
research, teaching, and service assistantships, including tuition waivers
and stipends as long as they remain in good standing. Students receive
one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence
in scholarship and high impact science. The School’s flexible program
ensures that each student is provided with the intellectual guidance and
experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a
wide range of academic, business, and government settings.

We study how:
* Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,
* Systems serve people,
* Libraries shape what we know and who we are,
* History informs our identity and guides our information future,
* Data science opens new windows to knowledge,
* Information is a vital human resource.

For more on our vision: http://ischool.illinois.edu/research/vision

We highly value interdisciplinary work at our school. Our faculty and
students conduct research and collaborate on a broad range of topics:

* Community informatics
* Data curation
* Data science
* Digital humanities
* Digital archives and libraries
* Health and bioinformatics
* History of information
* Human-centered data science, Computational social science
* Human-computer interaction, User experience, Computer supported
cooperative work
* Information policy, privacy, security, and ethics
* Information literacy, Information access
* Information retrieval
* Information visualization
* Informetrics
* Libraries and librarianship
* Machine learning
* Natural language processing, Text mining, Text analysis
* Network science
* Organization of knowledge and information
* Scientific data and knowledge practices
* Youth services and digital youth

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* Our PhD program: http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd
or contact ischool-phd@illinois.edu
* The iSchool faculty: http://ischool.illinois.edu/people/faculty

We encourage foreign and domestic students from historically and
statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. Deadline for PhD
applications is Monday December 04, 2017

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