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[Commlist] Job Posting: Open Rank TT Sociotechnical Approaches to Cybersecurity @ University of Maryland iSchool

Sat Nov 09 07:58:22 GMT 2019


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Rank)
Sociotechnical Approaches to Cybersecurity
Tenure Track Full Time Faculty

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.

As one of the top graduate programs in library and information studies in the U.S., UMD’s iSchool seeks a candidate who will build upon the iSchool’s record of educating librarians committed to leadership, service, research, and innovative practice and impact in the field. We encourage candidates to demonstrate how their research contributes toward social justice and equity, diversity and inclusion, or ethical access to information.

Founded more than 50 years ago with a specific commitment to advancing social justice, the iSchool enrolls over 1,300 students in five degree programs: Ph.D. in Information Studies, Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Information Management (MIM), Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction (HCIM), and Bachelor of Science in Information Science (InfoSci). Faculty members across these programs take advantage of our interdisciplinary environment through their teaching and collaborative research. These programs are offered in the classroom at College Park and Shady Grove campuses, online, and in blended formats. Many members of our faculty hold joint or affiliate appointments with other campus units, including Anthropology, Business, Education, Engineering, English, Geographical Sciences, Journalism, Survey Methodology, Public Health, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

A socio-technical approach to cybersecurity recognizes that to protect our information and critical infrastructure we must consider human, social, organizational, economic, institutional, and technical factors, as well as the complex interactions among them. Creating, maintaining, operating infrastructural systems that are resilient in the face of threats that include malicious attacks, random vandalism, natural disasters, and information warfare necessarily requires fundamental advances in our understanding of the socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity.

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland’s iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, or tenured Associate Professor or Professor position in socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of high-impact research; provide research advising to students at all levels; develop courses and teach in the College’s undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs; and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in research and teaching related to socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. Within this broad domain are a wide range of specific topics, methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, and disciplines. We welcome applications from scholars interested in any socio-technical aspect of cybersecurity who are working with research grounded in theory, rooted in empirical methods, and producing broadly applicable and transferable results that augment policy, knowledge, and practice.

We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publication records in interdisciplinary fields that include or blend social and behavioral sciences, economics, science and technology studies, law, communications, informatics, information systems, and/or computer science. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.

Required Documents:
●Cover Letter
●Curriculum Vitae
●Research Statement
●Teaching Statement
●List of References (3)

Posting Date:10/25/2019
Best Consideration Date:*12/09/2019*

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