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.

Faculty

Position Description Link to Apply Best Consideration Date
Lecturer – Archives and Digital Curation (Non-TTK) Will teach and develop new curricula in the area of archives and digital curation. This lecturer will teach three courses per semester (fall and spring) while also working on the development of new courses, programs, and curricula in the areas of: Born-digital, web, and social media archiving; The intersection of archives, social justice, and public humanities; Crowdsourcing and community archives; Digital curation across the LAM sector and beyond; Data management. LEARN MORE & APPLY 3/30/22
Lecturer – Data Visualization (Non-TTK) Applications are sought for a full-time lecturer in Data Visualization and related areas, such as: Data visualization — visualization, interactive visualization, information visualization, scientific visualization; Visual analytics — visual analysis, progressive analytics, visual reasoning, analytical reasoning, immersive analytics; and/or Visual data exploration — exploratory data analysis, graphical inference, statistical graphics. Possible course assignments include Introduction to Data Visualization, Data Visualization, Visual Analytics, Decision-Making for Information Science, and Big Data Analysis & Visualization. While these areas are of particular interest, candidates with expertise and interest in any data visualization topics are encouraged to apply. LEARN MORE & APPLY 1/31/22
Community Engagement Faculty Assistant This position will provide operational and project management support for researchers, teams, groups, and centers in activities such as: planning and supporting events, meetings, communications, and projects; managing proposal and publication preparation; and ensuring compliance with relevant policies. LEARN MORE & APPLY 4/30/22

Staff

Position Description Link to Apply Best Consideration Date
Facilities Specialist This position will perform activities in support of maintenance, repair, upkeep, and inventory tracking related to the operational readiness of our facilities. Such facilities include two office/academic spaces on the University of Maryland College Park campus. This position provides an excellent growth opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience in facilities management. LEARN MORE & APPLY 4/3/22
Facilities Program Management Specialist
This position will support the Assistant Facilities Coordinator by providing customer services management to building occupants such as faculty, students, and staff on a wide range of facilities needs including reporting maintenance issues. Maintain reports on maintenance repairs, inventory tracking, and reporting related to the operational readiness of our facilities. LEARN MORE & APPLY 5/10/22
MIM Program Coordinator The Master of Information Management Graduate Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the program-specific strategic development and regular operations of one or more graduate programs within the College. They work closely with Graduate Student Services and Graduate Program Support staff, providing the program-specific expertise, knowledge, and contacts necessary to support the students and faculty. LEARN MORE & APPLY 3/13/22
MLIS Program Coordinator
The Master of Library and Information Science Graduate Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the program-specific strategic development and regular operations of one or more graduate programs within the College. They work closely with Graduate Student Services and Graduate Program Support staff, providing the program-specific expertise, knowledge, and contacts necessary to support the students and faculty. LEARN MORE & APPLY 5/20/22
Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects, Finance, and Policy Helps to shape the financial and administrative operations of our college in a newly established position. The Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects, Finance, and Policy 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 support, and assisting with navigating the various administrative functions around campus. This position will lead the future development and structure of this team as the College continues to grow and our faculty base and needs expand. LEARN MORE & APPLY 2/18/22

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.

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