Sunday, October 28, 2007

Associate of Full Professor

The College of Information Studies (CLIS) invites highly qualified individuals to apply for senior level tenured faculty positions in an environment in which research and teaching share the highest priority; colleagues offer and expect collaboration in all phases of academic life; and rich resources support research and teaching. We seek individuals with established, dynamic research programs that will complement our existing research strengths. We invite these outstanding individuals to join a faculty who engage in a broad scope of research with the shared theme of information, technology, and people.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Assume a leadership role within the College;
  • Lead and conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field;
  • Demonstrate the potential for exemplary and innovative teaching within one or more of our educational programs;
  • Possess a substantial record of publications, including refereed articles and books in highly regarded journals and presses;
  • Exhibit evidence of relevant and effective professional service; and
  • Work comfortably within an interdisciplinary environment within the College, the University and the broader community.

The College enrolls approximately 450 students in three degree programs: a newly revised and approved interdisciplinary Ph.D., a growing Master of Information Management (MIM), and the highly respected Master’s in Library Science (M.L.S.). A new undergraduate minor in Informatics is in development and the first course in this specialty was offered in the fall 2007 semester. It is home to nationally ranked programs in Archives and Records Management and School Library Media and is known internationally for its vibrant program of interdisciplinary research in information access, retrieval, and use; digital libraries; information policy; and children’s information seeking and use in electronic environments. Faculty members conduct individual and collaborative research with partners on campus and beyond; several hold affiliate appointments in Computer Science, Education, and Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation. Sponsored faculty research exceeds $2 million a year.

Appointments are for nine months with opportunities for grant-funded summer research and/or summer teaching.

The University of Maryland is a leading Carnegie Extensive Research University. Among its research centers are the world-renown Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the Center for the Applied Study of Language (CASL), the Human-Computer Information Lab (HCIL), and the College’s new Centers for Information Policy and E-Government (CIPEG) ( and The Advanced Study of Communities and Information. The university is located a few miles from Washington, DC, a major metropolitan region that is a center of the information industry.

Qualifications. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in information studies, library science, education, public or business administration, or a related field; demonstrated record of research accomplishments and scholarly publications; demonstrated record of attracting and managing outside funding; and evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Application Submission. For best consideration, submit applications prior to December 1, 2007. The positions are expected to be filled no later than August 2008. Send application materials, including a CV, a letter of interest that clearly describes your primary area(s) of expertise and the specific contributions that you would make to the College, and a statement that outlines your research and teaching interests, by email to Applications also may be mailed to Senior Faculty Search, College of Information Studies, 4105 Hornbake Building, South Wing, College Park, MD 20742-4345. All applications will be acknowledged electronically within 3 business days; however, it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that the materials were received.

For additional information, consult the College’s web site at

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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