[Asis-l] Position Opening: Dean, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Mary E. Carroll-Mason mcmason at umd.edu
Tue Nov 18 13:59:46 EST 2014

Please circulate to anyone who might be interested.

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Information Studies. Maryland's iSchool is a recognized leader in the field, with highly respected scholarship and programs in information management, libraries and archives, and human-computer interaction.  The College offers three masters programs, a PhD degree in Information Studies, a post-masters certificate program, and is planning an undergraduate major.  Additional information about the College is available at its web site http://ischool.umd.edu.

The Dean is expected to provide innovative and visionary leadership to build on the outstanding interdisciplinary research, educational, and service programs within the College. Candidates should have a compelling vision for the College, the ability to serve as a university leader, demonstrated administrative ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, demonstrated ability to obtain external funding, a commitment to diversity, and a distinguished record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment as full professor in the College. The Dean is responsible for recruiting and retaining faculty of the highest caliber; promoting exceptional research that is recognized in the field; fostering and leading strong collaboration with industries, government, the information profession, and other agencies that make this region internationally recognized as a center for information research and entrepreneurship; and maintaining and enhancing relations with alumni. The Dean of the College reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, Maryland is ranked 38th in the world, 29th in the nation, and 13th among U.S. public institutions in research by the Institute of Higher Education. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and 49 members of the national academies. 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and affiliations of at least four potential references who can be contacted by the search committee. Nominations are encouraged. The committee will begin its confidential review of applications and nominations in November and continue until the position is filled.  For best consideration, all materials should be received by December 8, 2014.  All materials should be sent to ischooldeansearch at umd.edu, or: 
Search Committee for Dean, College of Information Studies
Room 1119, Main Administration
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-5031
Tel (301) 405-7211  Fax (301) 405-8195

The University of Maryland subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University has a policy of being responsive to dual-career couples.

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