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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) focused on human-centered design of information and technology, including but not limited to human-computer interaction, social computing, digital humanities, data visualization, and visual analytics. We are interested in candidates with superior research and scholarship potential as well as teaching ability. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with opportunities for summer teaching and grant-funded summer research. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

The iSchool is home to a dynamic set of centers and labs, including the world renowned Human-Computer Interaction Lab (hcil.umd.edu), the Trace Center (trace.umd.edu), and the Digital Curation Innovation Center (dcic.umd.edu), and more that conduct interdisciplinary research that transforms the way we connect with information and each other. The growing iSchool faculty work in a wide variety of domains and problem areas, and we are interested in faculty colleagues who evidence creative exploration of new areas and collaboration with others. We seek candidates interested in conducting interdisciplinary research within strategic application areas including but not limited to environmental sustainability, cybersecurity, smart and connected communities, youth learning and technology, big data management and curation, diversity, equity, information accessibility, and inclusive design.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area at time of appointment; demonstrated research excellence; a research agenda with the potential to attract external support; interest in developing effective and innovative teaching.

Preferences: The ideal candidate will combine cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field with a desire to create an exceptional educational experiences for students within a diverse, interdisciplinary environment. 

Applications: For best consideration, apply online by December 1, 2016 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/47772. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. 

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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