[Asis-l] Assistant Professor, Information Management @ Maryland's iSchool

Kenneth Robert Fleischmann kfleisch at umd.edu
Thu Oct 27 10:04:56 EDT 2011

Assistant Professor, Information Management

The iSchool at the University of Maryland invites creative and forward-thinking individuals to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in a multicultural environment where research and teaching share the highest priority and colleagues offer and expect collaboration in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests focus on how information can be employed to meet the needs of corporations, entrepreneurial startups, non-profits, government and non-governmental organizations, and other institutional settings. This may include (but is not limited to):

Social media and social network analysis in teams and organizations
Social, cultural and global aspects of information and knowledge management
Innovation and research networks
Management and evaluation of information systems, services and innovation
We are a faculty that engages in a broad range of research with the shared theme of information, technology and people. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with opportunities for grant-funded summer research. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will:

Conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field;
Craft exceptional educational experiences for students;
Aspire to leadership roles in relevant professional service; and
Thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.
The iSchool enrolls nearly 500 students in four degree programs: Ph.D. in Information Studies, Master of Information Management, Master of Library Science, and Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction; faculty teach across programs. We are known internationally for our vibrant program of interdisciplinary research in academic and public library innovation, archives and records management, cloud computing, computational linguistics, digital humanities, diverse populations, health information, information policy, information retrieval, interface design, learning environments, and social media. Several members of our faculty hold appointments in Business, Education, English, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. More information is available at http://ischool.umd.edu

Qualifications. Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area at time of appointment; demonstrated potential for research excellence; clear potential to attract external support for research; evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Application Submission. For best consideration, apply by November 30, 2011. Provide a CV, 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 outlining research and teaching interests. Applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Information Management (Position # 106091) must be submitted through the University of Maryland’s online system at https://jobs.umd.edu

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

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