Open Rank (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor)
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
With a commitment to advancing social justice, the iSchool envisions a world where information and technology break down barriers and create new possibilities for individuals, communities, and organizations to achieve their full potential. Our faculty and students are a multidisciplinary community of over 70 full time faculty and 90 doctoral students. Many members of our faculty hold joint or affiliate appointments with other campus units, including Anthropology, Business, Criminology, Education, Engineering, English, Geographical Sciences, Journalism, Survey Methodology, Public Health, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). Our College enrolls over 1,700 diverse students in nine degree programs: Ph.D. in Information Studies, Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Information Management (MIM), Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction (HCIM), Master of Professional Studies in Game, Entertainment, and Media Analytics (GEM), Master of Professional Studies in Data Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Social Data Science, Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design (InfoDesign), and Bachelor of Science in Information Science (InfoSci), which is the university’s fourth largest major. These programs are offered in the classroom at College Park and Shady Grove campuses, online, and in blended formats.
The iSchool is also home to several research centers and labs, including the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) and the Trace Research and Development Center. Trace has been a leader in the field of Information and Communication Technology since 1971, responsible for innovations including accessibility features in operating systems, accessible kiosks, and the creation of and contributions to many well-known accessibility standards.
The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (the iSchool), invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position in the area of digital accessibility for people with disabilities. In particular, the iSchool seeks candidates from Information Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Centered Engineering, and related fields whose research focuses on populations with perceptual, motor, cognitive, language, or learning disabilities.
We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College’s societal impact and methodological traditions that recognize the information norms and assets of members of marginalized or historically oppressed communities. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of high-impact research, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.
This is an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured appointment. Tenure-track Assistant Professors are appointed for three years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure review. Rank and appointment type are based on a candidate’s record. Salary and benefits are competitive and based upon qualifications. Tenure-track and tenured faculty typically have 9-month appointments, with opportunities for grant-funded research and university-funded teaching in the summer. For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:
- Developing and conducting high-impact research agenda and disseminating research results Designing and developing innovative information studies curricula Crafting exceptional educational experiences for students Contributing to relevant professional communities Participating in shared governance
- A Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment Demonstrated research excellence, including a rank-appropriate record of peer-reviewed research in related areas. Demonstrated effectiveness and innovation in teaching, as appropriate to rank
Best Consideration Date: 11/1/2022
To apply please use the UMD ejobs link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/98686