Sociotechnical Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor (Open Rank)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123530
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Sociotechnical Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor (Open Rank)
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
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 University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) invites applications from sociotechnical scholars at all ranks. We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publication records in interdisciplinary fields that include or blend social and behavioral sciences, economics, law, and/or human-computer-interaction.

We are growing quickly, and so we seek to hire faculty members conducting a broad range of sociotechnical research. We are especially interested in the following specializations, but strong candidates in any sociotechnical area are encouraged to apply:
Privacy and security
Community engagement, such as open data, citizen or open science
Digital government, information and civic challenges, urban computing

We are also particularly interested in scholars who study phenomenon beyond the individual level (including, but not limited to group, organizational, national, and societal levels), who apply theory to sociotechnical research problems, and who complement and extend existing research being done in the iSchool. We welcome applications from scholars conducting research grounded in theory, rooted in empirical methods, and producing broadly applicable and transferable results that augment policy, knowledge, and practice.

Competitive applicants will possess an outstanding track record of scholarly achievement, a strong potential for developing a thriving collaborative and highly interdisciplinary research program, a firm commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and a commitment to service in the iSchool.

Our College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in this area.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Ph.d in relevant field
● Teaching experience in relevant field
● Relevant peer-reviewed research
● Commitment to promoting diversity through a combination of service, research and teaching


● Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions in privacy and security, community engagement (open data, citizen or open science)
● Recognized for teaching excellence and innovation in privacy and security, community engagement (open data, citizen or open science)
● Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 11/14/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/15/2017
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. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

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