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.

Assistant Professor

The INFO College at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Department of Government and Politics (GVPT) in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) are seeking an assistant professor. This position is open to applicants from any fields within information and political sciences that apply data science concepts and methods in their work. INFO and GVPT particularly seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests address information science concepts and methodologies to study important social science problems in the broad field of government and politics.

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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.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

The Marylanders Online team is seeking a postdoctoral researcher starting in January 2024, focused broadly on issues of digital equity and digital literacy. The Postdoctoral researcher will work on a state-funded project, Marylanders Online, which is a collaborative project between the University of Maryland Extension (UME) and College of Information Studies (INFO). The postdoctoral researcher will design studies, collect and analyze data, and implement research-based solutions to sustainably educate Marylanders in digital literacy skills for work, learning, and essential everyday needs.

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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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Human Resources Coordinator

Seeking an Assistant Director of HR at the INFO College. Their main role is to oversee staffing and HR functions, working closely with hiring managers to identify needs, source candidates, manage interviews, and lead the selection process. They also handle various HR responsibilities, including compensation analysis, onboarding, and ensuring compliance with laws and policies.