Sunday, October 27, 2013

Assistant Professor

Description. The iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park invites highly qualified individuals to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in an environment in which research and teaching share the highest priority and are supported by rich resources, and where colleagues offer and expect collaboration in all phases of academic life. We seek individuals with dynamic research programs that will complement our existing research strengths. We invite these outstanding individuals to join a faculty who engages in a broad scope of research with the shared theme of information, technology, and people.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to successfully fulfill these responsibilities:

  • Lead and conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field;
  • Engage in exemplary and innovative teaching within one or more of our educational programs, primarily in the Master of Library Science program and secondarily within one or more of the iSchool’s other educational programs;
  • Undertake relevant and effective professional service; and
  • Thrive in an interdisciplinary environment within the iSchool, University, and broader community.
The iSchool enrolls approximately 500 students in four degree programs: a Ph.D. in Information Studies, a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Information Management (MIM), and a Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). The iSchool enjoys a top 10 rating by US News & World Report and is known internationally for its vibrant program of interdisciplinary research in digital libraries; digital curation; archives and records management; information policy; information and diverse populations; information seeking and use in electronic environments; interface design; cloud computing; social media technologies; information access, retrieval, and use. 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 interest include:

  • Information Organization
  • Metadata
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital library technologies, including mobile applications
  • Linked data 
This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, 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, 2013.  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, must be submitted electronically through the University of Maryland online system at (Position # 119626)

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

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