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Assistant/Associate Professor - Computational journalism

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park, invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position in computational journalism at the assistant or associate professor level. This will be a joint position with the College of Journalism and the iSchool, with the tenure home in the College of Journalism. The successful candidate will teach in both colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level, and will have a research agenda of interest to both schools. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda and to seek external funding for research. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor graduate students on doctoral dissertations, master’s projects and other scholarly initiatives. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at Maryland are expected to be active in service both inside and outside the university.

The successful candidate will have a passion for journalism and the watchdog role it should play in a democratic society. Research and teaching topics of interest to both schools include data analytics as applied to journalism and/or social media; fairness, accountability and transparency in algorithms; news automation; audience analytics and engagement, including those illuminating trends in politics, society or sports; data visualization; social networks; and/or digital innovation. The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. in computer science, information science, information systems, data management or computer engineering at the time of appointment.  Candidates with Ph.D.’s in other fields must have research experience in computational methods, such as experience working at a tech company or university computational information lab.

Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/63082 (position #106057)
Best consideration date: October 31, 2018


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Open rank - Computational support for information access and analytics

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland’s iSchool) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) invite applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on computational support for information access and analytics. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university. Assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Associate Professors can be hired with tenure, or with the potential for future tenure. Professors are hired with tenure. For tenured positions, the tenure home will be the iSchool. A joint appointment in UMIACS is possible for well qualified candidates whose research involves advanced computational methods. UMIACS faculty have renewable term appointments. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will have a passion for research and teaching, and a record of research, teaching and service that meets the iSchool criteria for the requested rank (see https://ischool.umd.edu/committee-appointments-promotion-and-tenure). A doctorate in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

Examples of research topics that are of interest for this position include information retrieval systems, applied machine learning, social network analysis, and algorithmic transparency and accountability; candidates with interests in other related topics are equally encouraged to apply.

Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64642 (position #124397)
Best consideration date: November 27, 2018


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Open rank - All areas of computer science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting to fill multiple faculty positions, with starting dates on or after July 1, 2019. The openings are not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will also be considered for joint appointments with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), a multi-disciplinary research institute.

Exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science, including but not limited to Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Data Sciences, CyberSecurity, etc. are being sought.  Applicants working at the boundary of computer science and related disciplines, including Quantum Computing, Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics, Computational Biology, Robotics, and Scientific Computing are also encouraged to apply, and may be considered for joint positions with other departments or institutes on campus. A candidate should indicate in their cover letter if they might be interested in such a joint appointment.

Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64448 (position #104969) AND submit materials at https://hiring.cs.umd.edu. Candidates must apply to BOTH websites to receive consideration. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018.

Questions can be directed to the faculty recruitment committee at: faculty-search@cs.umd.edu.

Open rank - Machine learning, data science, cybersecurity

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting to fill two endowed professorship funded through a generous gift from Capital One with start dates on or after July 1, 2019. The openings are not restricted to any rank and outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will also be given joint appointments with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), a multi-disciplinary research institute.

Exceptional candidates in Machine Learning, Data Science, and Cybersecurity are being sought. Applicants working at the boundary of computer science and other disciplines are also encouraged to apply, and may be considered for joint positions with other departments or institutes on campus. A candidate should indicate in their cover letter if they might be interested in such a joint appointment.

Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/62516 (position #123708) AND submit materials at https://hiring.cs.umd.edu. Candidates must apply to BOTH websites to receive consideration. The review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

Questions about these positions can be directed to the faculty recruitment committee at: capitalonesearch@cs.umd.edu.