[Asis-l] Tenure-Track Faculty Position @ UMD iSchool

Brian Butler bsbutler at umd.edu
Thu Oct 24 13:04:27 EDT 2013

University of Maryland, College Park
College of Information Studies: Maryland's iSchool
Assistant Professor

The iSchool at the University of Maryland seeks creative and forward-thinking individuals for a tenure-track faculty position in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment where research and teaching share the highest priority and colleagues collaborate 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 entrepreneurial startups, non-profits, government and non-governmental organizations, and communities. This may include (but is not limited to):
- Social media and social network analysis in teams and organizations
- Design and evaluation of data management policies, procedures, and infrastructures
- Sociotechnical, cultural, and organizational 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 diverse, 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 group and organizational dynamics, cloud computing, computational linguistics, digital humanities, health information, knowledge management, information policy, information retrieval, interface design, online communities, learning environments, and social media. Several members of our faculty hold joint appointments in Business, Education, English, and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. More information is available at http://ischool.umd.edu<http://ischool.umd.edu/>.

Qualifications. Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area at time of appointment; demonstrated research excellence; a research agenda with the potential to attract external support; interest in developing effective and innovative teaching.

Application Submission. For best consideration, apply by November 30, 2013. 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 #119623) must be submitted through the University of Maryland's online system at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/22393.

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