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About the College

Founded in 1965 and located just outside of Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Information (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 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 UMD INFO College continues today to champion accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and democratization of information. Our faculty, staff, and 2600+ students come to us from over 63 countries and create a welcoming and encouraging environment. 45% of our students identify as female and 63% of our students identify as Asian (28%), Black (23%), Hispanic/Latino (8%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (<1%), Pacific Islander (<1%), or Biracial (4%). Diversity and inclusion are central to the mission of the college, with many of our courses, research projects, events, and community partnerships designed to address challenges and promote inclusion of historically excluded communities. 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 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

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.

Lecturer (Open Rank)

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (INFO), invites applications for a full-time, professional track lecturer with expertise in project management, student teamwork, engaging external stakeholders, and developing and implementing experiential learning projects. This position will focus on supporting and enhancing the work of the iConsultancy, which oversees experiential learning for the College. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) while also supporting iConsultancy. The successful candidate will teach capstone and other experiential courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, engage with external stakeholders, participate in shared governance within the university, and participate actively in the life of the college.

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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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Faculty Affairs Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator will be a member of the INFO Faculty Affairs team coordinating a multitude of functions and activities in an efficient and effective manner. Provide high-level faculty-related administration within the Office of the Dean and senior management. This position collaborates with the Associate Dean for Faculty (ADF) and the Faculty Affairs Manager in varied functions from coordinating faculty appointments, the annual and merit review processes and faculty mentoring; organizing the faculty record management and adjunct faculty approval process; and managing the faculty search recruitment operations. The successful candidate will display high levels of initiative, pays great attention to detail, must be a highly motivated self-starter who takes direction well but is also able to work independently. The Administrative Coordinator will report to the Faculty Affairs Manager.

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