Professional Track Faculty Position – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

The iSchool at the University of Maryland (http://ischool.umd.edu) seeks creative and forward-thinking individuals for a professional track faculty position in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, research, and service are highly valued and colleagues collaborate in all aspects of their academic work.

We seek a colleague whose expertise and interests focus on applied technologies, particularly in libraries, archives, museums, non-profits, government agencies, non-governmental institutions, consulting firms, and/or global corporations. This includes, but is not limited to, areas such as:

  • App development/HTML5
  • Content Management Systems (e.g., Drupal, WordPress)
  • Resource locator tools
  • Metadata tools
  • Markup languages (including XML)
  • Usability assessment
  • Accessibility technologies
  • Social media tools
  • APIs

This is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment, with opportunities for additional support through teaching, professional education, grant-funded research, or administrative assignments. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience. In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Craft exceptional educational experiences.
  • Assume leadership roles in both the iSchool and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development.
  • Participate fully in faculty governance of the iSchool and the University
  • Contribute to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchool through research, consulting, and/or outreach efforts.

The iSchool enrolls nearly 500 students in four internationally ranked degree programs: Ph.D. in Information Studies, Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Information Management (MIM), and Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction (HCIM). In addition, an undergraduate program in information science is under development. These programs are offered in the classroom at both College Park and Shady Grove campuses, online and in a blended format.  As an iSchool faculty member, you will work with students across all programs, levels, locations, and modes of delivery.

By joining the UMD iSchool, you will become part of a vibrant interdisciplinary research and education community that is internationally-recognized for work in areas such as group and organizational dynamics, cloud computing, diversity and inclusive information services, computational linguistics, digital humanities, health information, knowledge management, information policy, information retrieval, interface design, online communities, learning environments, and social media.

Qualifications. A Masters (required) or Ph.D. (desirable) in a relevant discipline; demonstrated teaching excellence; relevant professional or research experience; and interest in curriculum and program development.

Application Submission. For best consideration, apply by May 15, 2015. Provide a resume/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 sample teaching materials. Materials can be submitted by sending them to John Bertot at jbertot@umd.edu.

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

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