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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106091
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: INFO-College of Information Studies
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 College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless 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 in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The iSchool at the University of Maryland ( seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued and colleagues collaborate in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management. In particular, we seek someone with deep understanding of archives and digital preservation concepts and issues, and whose research program will investigate and develop knowledge about digital techniques in the computational representation, access, preservation, and management of archival collections in diverse contexts. Ideal candidates must demonstrate novel and impactful scholarship relevant to archives or digital curation or any of the areas described above. Preference will be given to candidates that consider the ethical, social justice, diversity, policy, preservation, and equitable access issues associated with their work.

The iSchool houses several research centers and laboratories. Of particular relevance to this search is the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). The DCIC has two research-focused labs and five technology labs for student learning and faculty/student research ( DCIC engages in research with graduate and undergraduate students on areas such as community displacement, refugee narratives, movement of people, citizen interment, racial zoning, and cyberinfrastructure for digital curation.

As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be involved in:

● Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts;
● Designing and developing curricula related to archives, digital/data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management;
● Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students;
● Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development.
● Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
● Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchool through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Kibbi Henderson at

Minimum Qualifications:

● Ph.d in relevant field
● Teaching experience in archives, digital curation, digital/data management, cultural heritage informatics, or related fields.
● Peer-reviewed research relevant to archives, digital curation, or data/information management, cultural heritage informatics, or related fields.


● Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to archives, digital curation, data/information management, cultural heritage informatics, or related fields
● Recognized for teaching excellence and innovation related to archives, digital curation, data/information management, cultural heritage informatics, or related fields
● Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

To apply please provide:
● A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
● Your CV
● A list of 5 professional references. For each reference include the person’s title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
● A statement of your teaching philosophy
● A statement of your research philosophy

Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Physical Demands


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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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