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.

Data Visualization – Open Rank (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor)

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.

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Lecturer (Open Rank) – Data Science and Cybersecurity

Seeking a lecturer who will both teach and develop new curricula in the areas of cybersecurity and data science. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) while also working on development of new courses, programs, and curricula in this area.

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Political, Information, and Data Sciences – Assistant Professor

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.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The USDA’s National Agricultural Library (NAL) and the UMD INFO college’s Center for Archival Futures (CAFe) announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship to support research in the domains of scientific knowledge organization and public access policy.

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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.
Position Description Link to Apply Best Consideration Date
Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects

This position will lead a highly talented team of Business Managers who provide administrative support to our faculty in the areas of pre- and post- award management, financial analysis, and navigation of the various administrative functions around campus. A component of this position will be to work with others in the College to craft policies and procedures.

Business Manager

This position is responsible for the management of faculty financial accounts, processes and reporting—including pre- and post-award activities and both sponsored and non sponsored accounts—ensuring that resources are well managed, accurately reported, comply with federal and state regulations.

Digital Marketing Specialist

The Digital Marketing Specialist is responsible for posting social media content to the college’s various social media channels; monitoring messages, questions, and comments on these channels; and gathering/reporting on basic social metrics. This position is also responsible for drafting and editing website content, and working with other teams and stakeholders to coordinate larger website content projects.