Jobs at UMD iSchool

The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


You may submit an application after the best consideration date if the position is still listed below.


  • Assistant/Associate Professor   APPLY 
    • The College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position (with preference for Assistant or Associate level) with a focus on cognitive security and information attacks, defenses, and resilience. Ideal applicants will bring both technical and social expertise to address how actors employ misinformation and disinformation online, the impact on trust in information and institutions, and systems-based solutions to these human-cybersecurity challenges. Example approaches could include securing information supply chains; building tools to detect and disrupt malicious online behavior; or identifying human or organizational vulnerabilities to influence campaigns and building sociotechnical countermeasures.
    • Best Consideration Date: 03/17/2021 *Open till filled.*
  • Professional Track Faculty, Lecturer   APPLY 
    • The iSchool is looking for two full-time, professional track lecturers who are highly competent, energetic, collegial, and flexible to join our exciting environment. Each lecturer will teach in one or more of the areas listed below, with a course load of three classes per semester (fall and spring), and will actively participate in the life of the college.
    • Applications will be accepted for all areas of information science. Particular areas of need are:
      • Visual Design & Interaction
        • Keywords: UX design, Design principles & tools, Accessibility & inclusion
        • Example graduate classes: Introduction to Visual Design; Interaction Design Studio; Inclusive Design in HCI
        • Example undergraduate classes: Design Project; Systems for Prototyping and Development; InfoDesign major still in development – more courses coming soon
        • Programming, Technology & Information Management
      • Data Science & Data Analytics
        • Keywords: Statistics, Data visualization, Big data
        • Example graduate classes: Data Analytics for Information Professionals; Data Visualization; Visual Analytics; Big Data Infrastructure
        • Example undergraduate classes: Statistics for Information Science; Decision-Making for Information Science; Data Science Techniques; Big Data Analysis & Visualization
    • Best Consideration Date: 04/05/2021 *Open till filled.*


  • Web Developer   APPLY 
    • Under the direction of the IT Unit, the Assistant Web Developer is responsible for assisting with modifications to existing iSchool-hosted websites including tasks such as design, layout, additions, subtractions, documentation, form layout, and general troubleshooting. A successful candidate will have the ability to create sites that feature responsive, user-friendly design and clear navigation, as well as the ability to independently develop and recommend creative, visually appealing websites that keep pace with modern industry standards. The ability to work independently as well as in small teams, effectively manage projects from beginning to end are all prerequisites. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of a variety of open-source content management frameworks including Drupal and Wordpress, as well as possess the ability to create custom web code.
    • Best Consideration Date: 05/19/2021 *Open till filled.*
  • Director of Undergraduate Operations   APPLY 
    • The Director of Undergraduate Operations is responsible for providing operational leadership for the undergraduate programs offered by the UMD iSchool. The Director will also work with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and other college leaders to identify and implement incremental innovations and operational capabilities that advance the iSchool’s educational mission.
    • Closing Date: 05/20/2021
  • Director of Graduate Operations   APPLY 
    • The Director of Graduate Operations is responsible for providing oversight and operational leadership for the graduate programs offered by the UMD iSchool. The Director will also work with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and other college leaders to identify and implement incremental innovations and operational capabilities that advance the iSchool’s educational mission.
    • Closing Date: 05/19/2021 
  • Advisor & Outreach Coordinator   APPLY 
    • Description: This position will lead community building and recruitment efforts for BSIS students including diversity and inclusion training, community building for underrepresented groups in computing, peer mentoring, and student organization support under the Initiative through:
      • Expanding and unifying existing computing diversity and inclusion speaker series
      • Leading community and career blended events such as conference prep and imposter syndrome workshops
      • Creating a structured ally program that encourages all faculty members and students to support and advocate for technical woman
      • Contributing to the larger efforts to improve the climate within CMSC and the iSchool for students, faculty, and staff members with programs such as a monthly inclusive language campaign
    • Best Consideration Date: 05/12/2021 *Open till filled.*
  • Academic Program Specialist (Grad)   APPLY 
    • Description: This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the MLIS and PhD Programs. 75% of the workload is in support of the MLIS Program and 25% is in support of the PhD Program. The Academic Program Specialist for MLIS and PHD program reports to the Interim Director of Graduate Services, with a dotted line relationship to the Managers of their assigned programs.
    • Closing Date: 05/13/2021 
  • IT Engineer   APPLY 
    • Description: This position will lead the server administration and support within the iSchool. This includes planning, configuring, deploying, and maintaining Windows and Linux servers in both physical and virtual environments in support of iSchool administrative and research computing requirements. Virtual environments will include but are not limited to VMWare vSphere, and Amazon EC2 environments. More responsibilities are listed on the full position description.
    • Best Consideration Date: 04/23/2021 *Open till filled.*
  • Business Services Specialist   APPLY 
    • Description: This position will provide financial oversight and maintenance of College accounts (including state, E&G, grant/contract, and foundation accounts), assist with development and implementation of financial processes, and take the lead on monthly reconciliation and account forecasting. Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships are essential to this position. Applicants must be skilled in data entry, excel, and using analytical techniques to review, reconcile and process financial data.
    • Best Consideration Date: 04/30/2021
  • Writer  APPLY 
    • Description: The ideal candidate is self motivated, inspired, and detail oriented, enjoys working collaboratively, has a strong interest in information science and technology, and can execute multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. Reporting to the head of the college’s communications team, the Writer will produce news and feature stories about iSchool faculty, staff, students, alumni, partnerships, research, academics, achievements, and events with an awareness of the communications goals for each audience. The stories will be distributed via college publications, social media, press releases, and other communication channels. 
    • Best Consideration Date: 04/30/2021