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Faculty Director of BSc in Information Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Best Consideration Date: 10/4/2019 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD's iSchool), invites applications for a full-time professional-track faculty director position for the BSc in Information Science program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The successful candidate will lead a team of higher education professionals and Information Studies faculty to implement the degree program, while also growing and establishing new directions for it. The position is a 12-month leadership appointment with some teaching duties.



  • Leadership of the BS in Information Science undergraduate program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus

  • Leadership role is focused on:

    • Strategic development of the program and its curriculum, to include expansion of program content and student body

    • Development of partnerships with other departments at the Universities at Shady Grove and with other institutions

    • Representation of program at formal and informal events

    • Development and execution of program policies

  • Service on the iSchool Undergraduate Programs Committee

  • Teaching requirement of two 3-credit courses each fall and spring semester (12 credits per year)

  • Teaching assignments will focus on the Shady Grove program but may occasionally require teaching online or at the College Park campus; assignments to be determined based on consensus arrangements with the Dean or their designee

  • Oversight of Shady Grove program office, currently made up of an Assistant Director, an Advisor, and a Coordinator

  • Collaboration with BS in Information Science program at College Park, as well as graduate programs within the iSchool



Successful candidates will have a passion for academic program development and administration, and teaching. Examples of topics of interest for this position include data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply.  A masters or doctoral degree in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a discipline related to information studies

  • At least three years of post-secondary teaching experience

  • One or more years of supervisory experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline related to information studies

  • One or more years in higher education administration positions

  • Evidence of successful work with diverse student populations

  • Experience developing collaborative relationships with colleagues in universities, community colleges, high schools, and community organizations

  • Expertise in data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation


Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C.  This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. 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 the world.  The University's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Information Management, Information Human-Computer Interaction, and Library and Information Science), and a large and diverse doctoral program. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important questions at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, policy and ethics, information retrieval and information seeking behavior, social network analysis, cybersecurity, design science, and archives and records management.  


Diversity Statement:

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.


Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of References


Interested individuals should apply through the UMD-EJobs system: The best consideration date is Friday, October 4, and the position is open until filled.


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