[Asis-l] Faculty position at Maryland

Trudi Bellardo Hahn thahn at umd.edu
Wed Oct 22 16:47:54 EDT 2008

Maryland faculty will be available at the ASIST conference to talk with
potential candidates for the position below. Please stop by our exhibit
table in the registration area or contact the Search Committee chair, Trudi
Bellardo Hahn, through the conference hotel (Hyatt).


College of Information Studies - University of Maryland/College Park

Assistant/Associate Professor 


The iSchool at Maryland (www.ischool.umd.edu <http://www.ischool.umd.edu/> )
invites highly qualified individuals to apply for a tenure-track or tenured
faculty position 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.  

Individuals who have expertise in one or more of the following areas are
encouraged to submit an application.


      School Library Media

      Public Libraries

      Instructional Design

      Youth Services

      Children's/YA Literature

      Information Literacy


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 of Library
Science (MLS).  A new undergraduate minor in Informatics is in development.
It is home to nationally ranked programs in Archives and Records Management,
School Library Media, and Children's Information Services and is known
internationally for its vibrant program of interdisciplinary research in
information access, retrieval, and use; digital libraries; and information
policy and e-government.  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.


The MLS curriculum integrates the fundamental concepts of Information
Environments, Context, Users, and Use; Information Access; Information
Structure; Information Technology for user-oriented design and
implementation of information systems and services; and Management for
introducing, operating, and evaluating such systems and services.  Our new
colleague will contribute to the further development of all programs, weave
his/her own courses into the curricula, and have the opportunity to teach in
all programs offered by the College.  


The tenure-track appointment is 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
<http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/>  for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), the
Center for the Applied Study of Language <http://www.casl.umd.edu/>  (CASL),
the Human-Computer Information Lab <http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil>  (HCIL), and
the College's Center for Information Policy and E-Government (CIPEG)
(www.cip.umd.edu <http://www.cip.umd.edu/> ) , the Center for the Advanced
Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) (www.casci.umd.edu
<http://www.casci.umd.edu/> ), and the new Center for Library Innovation.
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/information science, education, or a related field; demonstrated
record of research accomplishments or demonstrated potential for research
excellence; demonstrated record of attracting outside funding or
demonstrated potential for attracting and managing outside funding; and
evidence of or potential for effective and innovative teaching.  Experience
working in a school, public, or academic library is preferred.


Application Submission.   For best consideration, submit applications prior
to December 12, 2008.  The position is expected to be filled no later than
August 2009.  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
CLISJR at umd.edu.  Applications also may be mailed to 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.  


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



Trudi Bellardo Hahn, MSLS, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice

College of Information Studies

University of Maryland

4117F Hornbake Building South

College Park, MD   20742

(301) 405-2047

fax 301-314-9145

thahn at umd.edu



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