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Tenure-track Assistant Professor

University of Maryland, College Park

Best Consideration Date: September 23, 2022

The Department of Government and Politics (GVPT) in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. These positions are open to applicants from any fields within political and information sciences that apply data science concepts and methods in their work.

GVPT and the iSchool particularly seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching interests address important social science problems in the fields of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and Political Methodology that intersect with Information Science. We encourage candidates to demonstrate how their research contributes toward social justice and equity, diversity and inclusion, or ethical access to information. Both faculty members will have joint appointments at GVPT and iSchool - one with a tenure home at GVPT and the other at the iSchool. Tenure home will be negotiated at the time of hire.

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the newly formed undergraduate Major in Social Data Science, which is a BSOS-iSchool joint program. We seek a candidate who will build upon our record of educating political and information scientists committed to leadership, service, research, and innovative practice and impact.

The successful candidates will be expected to have a high-impact research agenda and to seek external funding for research. They will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.



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