Adjunct Lecturers

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Enjoy being part of a vibrant academic community while helping to build the next generation of information professionals!

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies is looking for information studies practitioners to join our faculty team as adjunct lecturers.

Please note that we do not sponsor employment visas for adjuncts. If you are not a U.S. resident, you must already have authorization to work in the U.S.

At the College of Information Studies, we believe it is imperative that we bring the hands-on experience of practitioners into our classrooms. Our students benefit from working on real-world projects with hundreds of government, non-profit, and industry experts each year.

Some examples of the organizations from which our adjunct lecturers join us include Adventist Health Care, Army Futures Command, Catholic University of America, Cisco, DC Public Schools, Getty Images, Instacart, Integral Data LLC, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Library of Congress, MedStar Health, Microsoft, National Head Start Association, National Library of Medicine, PARA Business Systems, SafeHaven LLC, Total Wine & More, US Dept. of Homeland Security, and the World Bank.

The College of Information Studies is currently seeking adjunct lecturers in topics such as:

Computational thinking Data analytics
Python programming Data engineering
Web development Cloud computing
Social computing User-centered design
AR/VR/XR Sociotechnical cybersecurity
  • We look for adjunct lecturers who have interesting and diverse careers and who can bring their real-world experiences into the classroom, providing hands-on learning experiences that support students’ career readiness.
  • Applicants for adjunct lecturer positions at the College of Information Studies  can be local or long distance as we offer both in-person and online classes; however, please keep in mind that synchronous online classes are taught in Eastern-Standard Time (EST).
  • We do not sponsor employment visas for adjuncts. If you are not a U.S. resident, you must already have authorization to work in the U.S.
  • For undergraduate teaching, we require an adjunct lecturer to hold a bachelor’s degree but we strongly prefer a master’s degree. For graduate teaching, an advanced degree is required.
  • Adjunct lecturers are compensated on a course-by-course basis and are eligible to teach up to 2 courses per semester.
  • Typical pay is approximately $5,100 per 3-credit course.
  • The position is neither tenured nor eligible for tenure and does not come with benefits.
  • Adjunct lecturers may also have the opportunity to participate in areas synergistic with teaching, such as developing and enhancing curriculum, mentoring individual students, participating in college governance, and participating in strategic education initiatives of the college. These activities are compensated.
  • We ask applicants to provide a curriculum vitae (or resume) and a short teaching statement.
    • Teaching statements should fall within the range of 500 to 1,000 words and should describe your teaching, training, and/or mentoring experience, your professional expertise, and how you hope to bring your professional experience into the classroom.
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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.

Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please notify the college’s HR Team at

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