Description: We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests focus
on how records, data, and digital information can be managed, organized,
represented, and preserved in ways that meet critical societal and
organizational needs. Contexts might include government,
industry, advocacy/service organizations, science, social science and
humanities data repositories, and cultural heritage information institutions,
among others.

The iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites creative and
forward thinking individuals to apply for a tenured faculty position to lead
the new College-wide program in the Curation and Management of Digital
Assets. Individuals with demonstrated leadership and
experience in digital curation and/ or archival studies are strongly
encouraged to apply. The candidate selected for this
position will direct an interdisciplinary Digital Curation Laboratory
sponsored by the iSchool. Based on
extensive leadership and professional experience, the candidate, in
collaboration with other University partners, will develop the Laboratory as a
venue for bridging educational theory, technological innovation, and the
resolution of "real world" data and information problems.

The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in an environment where
research and teaching share the highest priority, where colleagues offer and
expect collaboration in all phases of academic life, and where available
resources to support teaching and research are fully
engaged. The ideal candidate will:

Lead and conduct cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the
information field;

Craft exceptional education experiences for students;

Provide leadership in curricular and program development in the College;

Exhibit evidence of relevant and effective professional service; and

Thrive in an interdisciplinary environment.

The program in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets is designed to
facilitate advanced research in the digital environment and to enhance student
educational experience and professional advancement. Areas
of particular professional experience sought in candidates include:

Curation and Management of Digital Assets

Digital Preservation

Archives and Records Management

Uses and Users of Digital Collections

The iSchool enrolls over 500 students in four degree programs: Ph.D., a Master
of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Information Management (MIM), and a
Master of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Faculty members across these
programs teach as well as conduct collaborative research that takes advantage
of this interdisciplinary breadth. The iSchool is internationally known for
its vibrant programs in archives, records management, and library and
information studies. Members of the faculty hold joint
appointments in Business, Education, English, the Institute for Advanced
Computer Studies, and the Information Policy and Access Center.

This is a 9-month tenure appointment, with opportunities for summer teaching
and grant-funded summer research. Salary and benefits are
competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related area; demonstrated
research excellence; clear ability to attract external support for research;
and evidence of effective and innovative teaching.
Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the application of principles
and concepts to practice, together with a commitment to bridging research and

Application Submission: Applications will be reviewed as received but final
submissions are due by November 29, 2013. Application
materials including a CV, a letter of interest that clearly describes your
primary area(s) of expertise and the specific contributions that you would
make to the iSchool, separate statements that outline your research and
teaching interests, and three letters of reference must be submitted
electronically through the University of Maryland's online system at (position #106105).

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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