[Asis-l] Tenure-track Faculty Opening, University of Maryland's iSchool

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Wed Dec 23 11:43:26 EST 2015

*University of Maryland, College Park*

*Maryland's iSchool, College of Information Studies*

*Open Rank, Tenure-track faculty position*

We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests focus on the
transformative role of information in communities; the transformative
impact of information on individuals, institutions, and organizations
within communities; and/or the ways in which information transforms and is
transformed by communities. Communities are broadly defined and may be
virtual. They could include people who are in the same geographic region;
who share a common culture, occupation, interests, practices, or needs; or
who engage with particular institutions such as government or education or

 Areas of research/teaching may include (but are not limited to):

   - Understanding information, communication, and technologies in
   community contexts; Information and/or technology use by groups and
   communities to address their needs;
   - Solving problems and promoting or managing change in communities
   through the use of information and/or technologies;
   - The study and practice of community, social, and/or policy
   - The role of information and/or technologies in community leadership,
   outreach, advocacy, and activism;
   - Promoting equity, inclusion, and justice in communities through
   information and/or technologies;
   - The roles of information and/or technologies in processes of community
   formation, development, and dissolution;
   - The influence of information and/or technologies on community

*Minimum 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.

*Preferences: *The ideal candidate will:

   - Conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information
   - Craft exceptional educational experiences for students;
   - Aspire to leadership roles in relevant professional service; and
   - Thrive in an diverse, interdisciplinary environment.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The
University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status,
age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital
status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of
rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment,
educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply please use this link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/39358
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