Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of
Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Department of Information Systems (IS) at UMBC invites
applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position
starting August 2022. Successful candidates will complement and
extend our current strengths. More information about research
interests of our faculty can be found at
Candidates with research interests cross-cutting multiple areas are
particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have earned a
Ph.D. in related fields no later than August 2022.
The Department has 36 full-time faculty and over 1,600 students,
including over 80 PhD students. The department offers undergraduate
degrees in Information Systems and Business Technology
Administration. Graduate degree programs, MS and PhD, are offered
in both Information Systems and Human-Centered Computing, including
an innovative online MS program in IS. In addition, the Department
houses the Master’s in Health Information Technology and the
Master’s in Software Engineering, both as professional degree
programs. Our faculty are actively engaged in collaborative
interdisciplinary research within and across departments and
institutions. Five of our current faculty have received NSF CAREER
awards. IS faculty members lead four research centers: the Center
for Real-time Distributed Sensing and Autonomy (CARDS), the
Interactive Systems Research Center (ISRC), NSF HDR institute for
Harnessing Data and Model Revolution in the Polar Regions (iHARP),
and the UMBC site of the Center for Advanced Real Time Analytics
(CARTA). Further details can be found at https://informationsystems.umbc.edu/.
UMBC is a public research university that is leading the world
in inclusive excellence in research and teaching. UMBC is ranked #6
among all U.S. universities in both undergraduate teaching and
innovation (US News). To continue to support this goal, the Center
for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) provides
excellent support such as classroom observation, collection and
analysis of student feedback as well as regular workshops and
pedagogical demonstrations. Our research is bold,
cross-disciplinary, and leverages our location near government
agencies, such as NIH, NASA, NSF, NIST, DOD, NIDILRR and USGS.
UMBC’s strategic location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor puts
us close to many high-tech companies and local area medical and
nursing schools as well. The 2020 Chronicle of Higher Education
also named UMBC as one of the great colleges to work for, for the
eleventh year in a row. The department, college and UMBC are deeply
committed to the success of all of our faculty. We provide
mentoring programs which offer regular and structured support for
faculty to develop a thriving and successful research program,
including launch committees for new faculty, and the Eminent
Scholar mentoring program which helps faculty to build
relationships with leaders in the field beyond UMBC. The campus is
close to both energetic urban centers and family-friendly suburbs.
Nearby cities such as Columbia and Ellicott City have been
routinely ranked in the top 10 best places to live in the US by
Candidates are expected to establish a collaborative, externally
funded, and nationally recognized research program and contribute
to teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses offered
by the department effectively. We expect candidates to be
innovative in terms of pedagogical methods, course content, and
curriculum development, and be committed to advising, mentoring and
supporting student success. All candidates should have experience
in – or have the potential for – building an equitable and diverse
scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, service, or
community engagement. Successful candidates for the Assistant
Professor rank should be able to develop an independent research
program. Candidates for the Associate and Full Professor rank
should also demonstrate a track record of inclusive excellence.
Candidates for the Associate Professor rank should also have a
strong record of research, teaching, service, and a sustained
externally-funded research program. Candidates for the Full
Professor rank should also demonstrate leadership in their field,
hold an excellent academic record, have a strong mentoring record,
and show an excellent history of securing external funds for
multiple sizable research projects. We are particularly interested
in receiving applications from individuals who are members of
groups that historically have been under-represented in the
We especially welcome applications from candidates who are
willing to contribute to the diversity mission of the university
and the department. UMBC is a national model for diversity and
inclusive excellence in STEM. Examples of these are our Meyerhoff
Scholar programs (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/), the
Center for Women in Technology (http://cwit.umbc.edu), and PROMISE:
Maryland’s AGEP (https://promise.umbc.edu/) and
McNair Scholars (https://mcnair.umbc.edu/) programs.
Inclusive excellence is a hallmark of UMBC and a foundational value
of our community. UMBC is the nation’s #1 producer of Black
undergraduates who go on to complete a Ph.D. in the natural
sciences or engineering and #1 for Black undergraduates who
complete an M.D./Ph.D., based on NSF data.
The IS department is proud to support a diverse student and
faculty body in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity. The IS
faculty has a culture of inclusive excellence, demonstrated by both
academic research such as community engaged scholarship, research
on improving accessibility of technology to individuals with
disabilities, as well as efforts to address diversity issues in
STEM through efforts such as CWIT scholar program and starting a
regional chapter of Women in Data Science and Machine Learning.
More than half of the leadership positions in the department
including the chair are currently held by women faculty.
Applications for the positions must be submitted as PDF files
via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/96731.
Review of applications will start in November 15, 2021 but will
continue until positions are filled.
A complete submission will consist of:
- Cover letter
- One-page statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and
- One-page statement of teaching
- Two-page statement of research
- Names and contact information of at least three Letters will be
required later for short-listed candidates.
Candidates’ experience will be evaluated commensurate to the
rank to which they are applying. For inquiries, please email to
An informational webinar will also be held in late October. If you
are interested in the webinar, please register at https://forms.gle/Rnfb9ezu1HTuKNU17.
Review of applications will begin in November 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
and welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities.