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

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.

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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 – Archives and Digital Curation (Open rank)

Seeking a professional track lecturer for archives and digital curation courses. Responsibilities include teaching three classes per semester, active college involvement, and contributing to the Center for Archival Futures (CAFe). The role covers core and elective courses in areas like born-digital archiving, social justice in archives, data management, and machine learning in cultural heritage. Candidates with expertise in digital curation and archives are welcome. The position involves teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, plus service to the profession and CAFe’s research growth.


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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Assistant Dean of IT and Facilities

Seeking an Assistant Dean for IT and Facilities at the INFO College. Responsibilities include managing technology resources, IT operations, budgeting, and contracts. Oversight of academic/research tech, website, security, and user support. Also, responsible for facilities planning, infrastructure, equipment, safety, and project management within the INFO College. Manages IT and facilities staff and office allocations College-wide.

Faculty Affairs Manager

Seeking a Faculty Affairs Manager to provide high-level support for the Associate Dean for Faculty (ADF) to ensure administrative functions around appointments, promotions, tenure, search and selection, and other faculty reviews are proactive, completed accurately and thoroughly, and enhance the experiences of faculty in the INFO College. This position will sit within the Faculty Affairs team at the Dean’s office, reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Faculty. This position will ensure that the INFO College is in compliance with College, University, and University System of Maryland policies and procedures that govern all faculty actions.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Seeking an Undergraduate Advisor who will report to the Advising Manager and ensure timely and high-quality academic advising support to incoming and current undergraduate students. 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.