Friday, September 24, 2010

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Multiple Positions

College of Information Studies “The iSchool” – University of Maryland/College Park

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Multiple Positions
September 14, 2010
DescriptionThe iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park invites highly qualified individuals to apply for multiple tenured or tenure-track 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 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:

·         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;
·         Exhibit evidence of relevant and effective professional service; and
·         Work comfortably within an interdisciplinary environment within the iSchool, University, and broader community.

The iSchool enrolls over 500 students in four degree programs: Ph.D., a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Information Management (MIM), and a new Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The iSchool 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; information and diverse populations; information seeking and use in electronic environments; interface design; cloud computing; health information/health information technology; and social media technologies. Faculty members conduct individual and collaborative research with partners on campus and beyond; several hold appointments and other affiliations in Computer Science, Education, English, Institute for Advanced Computing Studies, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation.

Areas of particular interest include:

·         Academic, Public, School, or Special Libraries
·         Archives, Records Management, Digital Curation, & Preservation
·         Information Organization
·         Knowledge Management
·         Digital Libraries

Highly qualified individuals with other areas of expertise relevant to the iSchool also are encouraged to apply. These are 9-month tenure-track or tenured appointments, with opportunities for grant-funded summer research and/or summer teaching.  Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications. Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related area; demonstrated record of research accomplishments or demonstrated potential for research excellence as appropriate to rank; demonstrated record of attracting outside funding or demonstrated potential for attracting funding as appropriate to rank; and evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Application Submission.   For best consideration, submit application by November 15, 2010.  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 iSchool, and separate statements that outline your research and teaching interests, by email to for the assistant professor positions and to for the senior level position.  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. More information on the iSchool is available at

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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