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Assistant Professor


University of Michigan, School of Information

University of Maryland, College Park, College of Information Studies

Application Deadline: December 11, 2023.


The College of Information Studies (the INFO College) at the University of Maryland has launched a search for an Assistant Professor in the area of information science concepts and methodologies to study important social science problems in the broad field of government and politics.


The INFO College invites applications for a full-time, TTK Assistant Professor who is highly competent, energetic, collegial, and interested in joining our exciting, diverse, and inclusive environment. The faculty member will have a joint appointment at INFO (75%) and GVPT (25%), with a tenure home in INFO. The faculty member will be expected to teach courses in both INFO and GVPT, as well as to contribute to teaching and service to the newly formed undergraduate Major in Social Data Science, which is an INFO-BSOS joint program. We seek a candidate who will build upon our record of educating information and political scientists committed to leadership, service, research, and innovative practice and impact.


In particular, candidates whose scholarship speaks to the following broad substantive topics are encouraged to apply:

  • Social media politics

  • Information disorder (misinformation, disinformation, etc.)

  • Online political and civic participation

  • Policy and governance for emerging technologies

  • Digital democracy and data justice

  • Data science for policy analysis

  • Role of political institutions in production and dissemination of information

  • Political and moral values of information systems

  • The political economy of information systems

While these areas of expertise are of particular interest, candidates with expertise and interest in other relevant topics that apply data science methods are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose work recognizes the information norms and assets of marginalized communities particularly relating to the topics above and other relevant topics, are especially encouraged to apply.


To learn more about the position, the university, and to apply, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/114626. To learn more about the INFO College, please visit: https://ischool.umd.edu/about/ .


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