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 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
5 NSF or IMLS Career Grants

Open Positions

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


Position Description Link to Apply Best Consideration Date
Open Rank (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor) – Data Visualization
Seeking candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests are centered and focused on one or more of the following areas: Data visualization; Visual analytics; Ubiquitous, immersive, and situated analytics; and Human-computer interaction for visual data representations. VIEW POSITION DESCRIPTION


Open Rank (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor) – Digital Accessibility for People with Disabilities Seeking 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. VIEW POSITION DESCRIPTION


Assistant Professor – The Intersection of Political, Information, and Data Sciences Seeking candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests address important social science problems in the fields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Methodology that intersect with Information Science. VIEW POSITION DESCRIPTION


Adjunct Lecturers Seeking information studies practitioners to join our faculty team, bringing their hands-on industry experience into our classrooms. LEARN MORE & APPLY ONGOING



Position Description Link to Apply Best Consideration Date
Graduate Program Manager This position will assist the Director of Graduate Operations by providing higher level administrative management and support. This position will work in coordination with the Undergraduate Program Manager to oversee the placement of instructional support personnel, including, but not limited to, graduate teaching assistants and graders. This position will also oversee admissions and enrollment management processes, including internal reporting around admissions and retention, as well as ensuring all programs are in compliance with Graduate School policies. LEARN MORE & APPLY 10/28/22
Undergraduate Program Coordinator This position will oversee the placement of instructional support including graduate teaching assistants, graders, undergraduate teaching assistants, and academic peer mentors in undergraduate courses and undergraduate co-curricular support spaces. This position will also ensure accuracy of undergraduate student records by managing records updates such as grade changes and duplicate credit monitoring. This position will also be responsible for recruitment efforts. LEARN MORE & APPLY 11/18/22

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

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.