University of Maryland

Job Title

Open-Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor


Opening Date: 11/22/2017
Closing Date: 02/21/2018

Job Description

 Full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park OPEN UNTIL FILLED. BEST CONSIDERATION BY JANUARY 10, 2018. The iSchool at the University of Maryland ( seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued. We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the area of information behavior – the individual, community, and socio-political processes by which people need, seek, and use information. This area includes, but is not limited to, information seeking, information needs, information use and sharing, information literacy, and human information interaction. In particular, we seek someone whose work examines the roles and impacts of new information, communication technologies, and media in shaping information behavior, as well as expands the parameters of information behavior research and theory development. Ideal candidates will demonstrate novel and impactful research relevant to information behavior. Preference will be given to candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a strong commitment to ethics, social justice, diversity, and equitable access to information. The College of Information Studies has a rapidly expanding Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) degree program, three Master's degree programs (Master's in Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM), and Master's in Information Management (MIM)), and a doctoral program, with information behavior issues suffused throughout all College curricula.

Job Duties

As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be involved in: • Conducting research projects as well as disseminating research results and achieving real-world impact. • Designing and developing undergraduate and graduate-level curricula related to information behavior. • Teaching students at Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral levels in face to face and online environments. • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students. • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, commensurate with their academic seniority, particularly related to program and curriculum development. • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University. • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchool through research, teaching, and service. Appointment to academic rank beyond Assistant Professor will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Tenure-track and tenured faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and for research and collaboration with other faculty in the College.


Minimum Qualifications
• Ph.D. in relevant field.
• Peer-reviewed research in information behavior or related areas.
• Teaching experience in information behavior or related areas.
• Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to information behavior;
• Recognized for teaching excellence and innovation;
• Demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice, and diversity and inclusion;
• Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities.

Supplemental Information

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. Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

How to Apply

To Apply, you will need to provide:
• A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland. • Your curriculum vitae.
• A list of 5 professional references. For each reference include the person's title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person.
• A teaching statement.
• A research statement. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. To apply, please use the UMD ejobs link: Inquiries about this position may be directed to Professor Paul Jaeger at Apply Here: PI100293652

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