Jobs at the UMD College of Information Studies

About the College

Founded in 1965 and located just outside of Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Information Studies (INFO) is a top-ten ranked research and teaching college in the field of information science. The college’s faculty, staff, and students are expanding the frontiers of how people access and use information and technology in an evolving world – in government, education, business, social media, and more. The College of Information Studies is committed to using information and technology to empower individuals and communities, create opportunities, and ensure equity and justice.

With a history of activism, the College of Information Studies continues today to champion accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and democratization of information. Our faculty, staff, and students, who come to us from over 49 countries, create a welcoming and encouraging environment. Diversity and inclusion is central to the mission of the college and is seen across courses, research, scholarship, events, and community development. Learn More

 
46 Active Research Grants
 
2 ACM Fellows
 
2 LJ/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Awardees
 
12 NSF, IMLS or DARPA Career Grants

Diversity Statement – The UMD College of Information Studies strives to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who identify as members of underrepresented, underserved, and/or marginalized communities. Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please notify the college’s HR Team at ischoolhr@umd.edu.

EEO/AA Statement – UMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; all qualified applicants, including veterans and people with disabilities, will receive consideration for employment. UMD is actively engaged in recruiting, hiring, and promoting underrepresented communities. Please read the entire UMD Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement of Policy

Title IX Non-Discrimination Notice – UMD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. Specifically, Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in UMD programs and activities, including with respect to admission and employment.


Open Faculty Positions

*Positions are open until filled. You may submit an application after the best consideration date if the position is still listed below.
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Adjunct Lecturers

Seeking information studies practitioners to join our faculty team, bringing their hands-on industry experience into our classrooms.

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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (the INFO College), invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position focused on pursuing novel, innovative, and impactful research that examines the changing roles and landscape of libraries of all types in the increasingly interconnected, diverse, and information-rich world. We encourage applicants who exhibit deep understanding of the social dimensions and issues, and employ data-driven analyses that shape the societal roles that libraries play in communities. We also seek applicants who leverage data and digital technologies in and via libraries to empower and advance communities. Successful candidates will conduct research and teaching that either centers on or strongly aligns with libraries.

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01/26/2024
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

The College of Information Studies (INFO) at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty focused on pursuing novel, innovative, and impactful research at the intersection of data science and survey methodology to address core societal information problems. We welcome candidates whose scholarship explores the use of complementary sources of information, including social media and the web, to enhance traditional surveys; as well as candidates exploring the design of novel survey methodology approaches through novel technologies and platforms.

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02/16/2024

Open Staff Positions

*Positions are open until filled. You may submit an application after the best consideration date if the position is still listed below.
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Academic Advisor

Seeking an Undergraduate Advisor to report to the Advising Manager and ensure timely and high-quality academic advising support to incoming and current undergraduate students. Academic advising will include providing information about the creation and review of 4-year plans, degree requirements, course selection, university policies and procedures, degree progress, and graduation clearances to a student body representing a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Advising may take place in one-on-one or group settings and in both face-to-face and online formats. The Undergraduate Advisor will also assist in the coordination and execution of events related to academics and student life for undergraduate students within the College of Information Studies.

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03/06/2024
Director of Finance, Sponsored Projects, and Operations
 The INFO College at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a Director of Finance, Sponsored Projects, and Operations for the College of Information Studies to develop and direct the procedures, activities, and staff of the financial and operational aspects of the College, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the university, state, and federal policies and procedures. The Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration, serves on the senior leadership team, and partners closely with the other senior leaders in the College on developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance and continues to allow for smart and strategic growth.
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02/22/2024