UMD is hiring in the area of Information Operations and Cognitive Security
The College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position (with preference for Assistant or Associate level) with a focus on cognitive security and information attacks, defenses, and resilience. Ideal applicants will bring both technical and social expertise to address how actors employ misinformation and disinformation online, the impact on trust in information and institutions, and systems-based solutions to these human-cybersecurity challenges. Example approaches could include securing information supply chains; building tools to detect and disrupt malicious online behavior; or identifying human or organizational vulnerabilities to influence campaigns and building sociotechnical countermeasures.
A record of excellence in scholarship and a strong commitment to research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a related field.
Applicants should apply electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81369. Applications should include the following documents (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement and (5) a list of names and email addresses for three references. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by March 17, 2021.
Questions can be addressed to Jen Golbeck, Chair of the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland and is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. We are committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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